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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BARBARA & MARTIN ZWEIG

French School, Late 16th Century
PORTRAIT OF A MAN WEARING A HAT, HALF-LENGTH
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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556

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BARBARA & MARTIN ZWEIG

French School, Late 16th Century
PORTRAIT OF A MAN WEARING A HAT, HALF-LENGTH
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York

French School, Late 16th Century
PORTRAIT OF A MAN WEARING A HAT, HALF-LENGTH
oil on paper, laid down on panel
9 3/4  by 7 1/4  in.; 23.8 by 18.1 cm.
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Provenance

Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 24 January 2008, lot 77;
With Lucida Fine Art, Florida;
From whom acquired by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

This enigmatic portrait is influenced by the naturalistic style of Jean Clouet (circa 1485 - 1540/41) and his son, François Clouet (circa 1516 - 1572).  Their immediate followers borrowed from the Clouets' drawings, imitating their realistic depiction of facial features and penetrating psychology. They executed their works in black, or black and red chalk on paper.  Although the painting has no precise technical parallels with any known works by the Clouets or their followers, Jean Clouet did make a number of miniatures on vellum. In terms of style, this painting comes closest to François Quesnel (1542/5 - 1619), to whom a tentative attribution has been proposed.

This portrait has been the subject of recent restoration. Substantial areas of later repainting have been removed, including a hat, red tunic, parapet and black background. It was included in its earlier state in Sotheby's sale of 2008 (see Provenance), but withdrawn prior to the sale after concerns had been raised over the date of the painting.

Fine Old Master & 19th Century European Art

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New York