Lot 124
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NICOLAS DE LARGILLIERRE | Portrait of a lady, most probably Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie (1685-1712), duchesse de Bourgogne, half-length, in an embroidered gold dress and a blue mantle

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold
43,750 USD
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Description

  • Portrait of a lady, most probably Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie (1685-1712), duchesse de Bourgogne, half-length, in an embroidered gold dress and a blue mantle
  • signed and dated on the reverse: peint par N. Largilliere 1705
  • oil on unlined canvas, an oval

Provenance

Private North American collection;
By whom anonymously sold ("Property of a North American Private Collector"), New York, Christie's, 2 November 2000, lot 238;
There acquired. 

Catalogue Note

This impeccably-preserved, unlined canvas is remarkable in that the painted signature of Largilliere can still be seen on the reverse of the canvas.  It most probably depicts Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie, who became duchesse de Bourgogne when she married Louis, Dauphin of France and duc de Bourgogne, as part of the Treaty of Turin in 1696.  She was the mother of the future King Louis XV of France. 
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