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PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, SAID TO BE LOUIS COSSON, BARON DE GUIMPS (1689-1760); PORTRAIT OF A LADY, SAID TO BE ANNE FRADIN, WIFE OF LOUIS DE COSSON, BARON DE GUIMPS
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J. van den Velde
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, SAID TO BE LOUIS COSSON, BARON DE GUIMPS (1689-1760); PORTRAIT OF A LADY, SAID TO BE ANNE FRADIN, WIFE OF LOUIS DE COSSON, BARON DE GUIMPS
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J. van den Velde
ACTIF À PARIS VERS 1721
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, SAID TO BE LOUIS COSSON, BARON DE GUIMPS (1689-1760); PORTRAIT OF A LADY, SAID TO BE ANNE FRADIN, WIFE OF LOUIS DE COSSON, BARON DE GUIMPS
Quantity: 2
Both signed, dated and situated on the reverse: peint par J. Vanden Velde. / a.paris 172i.
A pair, both oil on canvas, unlined
The former: 139 x 107 cm; 54  3/4  by 42  in.; 
the latter: 138 x 106 cm; 54  1/3  by 41 3/4  in. 
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Provenance

Château de Champittet, Yverdon-les-Bains, at least by the 1940s;
Maître Louis P. Servien, Yverdon-les-Bains, by 1963;
Madame Marguérite de Mérey, Yverdon-les-Bains;
Thence by descent.

Catalogue Note

The Cosson de Guimps family were originally from the area of Angoulême. Their coats of arms were a black background with three golden sparrow hawks. Louis Cosson, Baron de Guimps, was a lawyer and judge as well as tax collector and mayor of Angoulême for seven years and deputy to the Intendant of Limoges.

The painter of this elegant pair of portraits could possibly be Jan Justus van der Velde mentioned by Bénézit (vol. X, p. 429). All we know about this artist is that he was baptized on 5th May 1689.

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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