Lot 23
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JOSEPH VIVIEN | Portrait of Madeleine-Geneviève Dupuis (c. 1675 - p. 1759)

15,000 - 20,000 EUR
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  • Joseph Vivien
  • Portrait of Madeleine-Geneviève Dupuis (c. 1675 - p. 1759)
  • 790 x 640 mm
Pastel on paper laid down on canvas


- N. Jeffares, Dictionary of Pastellists before 1800, online edition, no. J.77.211

Catalogue Note

The fashionably attired, elegant woman portrayed in the present lot is Madeleine-Geneviève Dupuis (c. 1675 - p. 1759), the wife of Jean-François Guillieaumon (see Lot 21). She was the sister-in-law of Nicolas Edelinck (who executed the engraving after Vivien's pastel of her husband), the daughter of Marie Mariette (great-aunt of Pierre-Jean Mariette) and half sister of Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville.   We are most grateful to Neil Jeffares for identifying the sitter in this portrait and for his help in cataloguing this lot.