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André-Claude-Martin Lefèvre d'Orgeval
PORTRAIT OF THREE LADIES MAKING MUSIC, CIRCA 1760
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André-Claude-Martin Lefèvre d'Orgeval
PORTRAIT OF THREE LADIES MAKING MUSIC, CIRCA 1760
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André-Claude-Martin Lefèvre d'Orgeval
FL. IN PARIS 1740 - 1760
PORTRAIT OF THREE LADIES MAKING MUSIC, CIRCA 1760
Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, gilt-metal frame with blue enamel border;
signed centre right: Le févre
42 by 62 mm.
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Provenance

David David-Weill (d. 1952), inv. no. 2097, by 1936;
with Wildenstein, Paris;
Sir Charles Clore (d. 1979), London;
his executor's sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 November 1986, lot 28

Exhibited

London, 1961, no. 131;
Vienna, 1965, no. 251 (lent by Sir Charles Clore)

Literature

Gillet, Jeannerat & Clouzot, 1957, no. 131, pp. 220-221, illust.;
Schidlof, 1964, vol. I, p. 495, vol. II, p. 1013, no. 704, illust.;
Lemoine-Bouchard, 2008, p. 340;
The Tansey Miniatures Foundation, 2008, p. 162, no. 2

Catalogue Note

The composition relates to a portrait of three of the daughters of Louis XV - Mesdames Victoire, Sophie and Louise - by François-Hubert Drouais, painted as an overdoor for the Grand Cabinet of Madame Adélaïde, their sister. The king had a total of eight daughters and so it is conceivable that this miniature depicts three of the others. Lefèvre d'Orgeval is known to have painted miniatures after large-scale works.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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