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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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Jean Baptiste Weyler
STRASBURG 1747 - 1791 PARIS
PORTRAIT OF CHARLES CLAUDE FLAHAULT DE LA BILLARDIÈRE, COMTE D'ANGIVILLIER (1730-1810)
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, ormolu frame;
signed and dated centre right: Weyler / 17.80
90 by 74 mm.
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Provenance

Possibly Eugène Tondu, Paris;
sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 29 April 1865, lot 748;
Maurice Ephrussi (1849-1916), Paris;
Monsieur X. (Ephrussi);
sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 15 May 1913, lot 49;
David David-Weill (1871-1952), inv. no. 529, until 1936;
with Wildenstein, Paris;
Sir Charles Clore (1905-1979), London, 1964;
his executor's sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 November 1986, lot 99

Exhibited

London, 1961, no. 212;
London, 1968, no. 958

Literature

Demonts & Terrasse, 1922, p. 83, no. 145;
Henriot, 1925, p. 18, no. 15; pl. XXXII;
Gillet, et al., 1957, p. 324, no. 212, illust. p. 325;
Schidlof, 1964, vol. II, p. 878;
Coffin & Hofstetter, 2000, pp. 110-111, under no. 59

Catalogue Note

The sitter was the Director-General of the King's buildings and gardens and manufactories, vice-patron of the Academy of Sciences and Maréchal of the King's Armies.  

In 1779 Weyler executed, as his morceau de reception for the Academy, a three-quarter length enamel portrait of the Comte d'Angivillier. The present watercolour is a variant on this enamel.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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