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Jean-Louis Forain
PRESUMED PORTRAIT OF NINA DE CALLIAS LYING ON A COUCH
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
203
Jean-Louis Forain
PRESUMED PORTRAIT OF NINA DE CALLIAS LYING ON A COUCH
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Jean-Louis Forain
REIMS 1852 - 1931 PARIS
PRESUMED PORTRAIT OF NINA DE CALLIAS LYING ON A COUCH
Signed upper right JLforain
Oil on panel
16,2 x 25,2 cm ; 6 3/8 by 9 11/12 in.
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Exhibited

La dame aux éventails, Nina de Callias modèle de Manet, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, April 17 - July 16, 2000, n°15, reproduced

Literature

Exhibition catalogue Jean-Louis Forain, "la comédie parisienne", Paris, Petit Palais, March 10 - June 5, 2011; Memphis, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, June 26 - October 9, 2011, reproduced p.15 ill. 2. in the french catalogue.

Catalogue Note

Executed around 1876, this small panel could represent Nina de Callias (or de Villard). Born Anne-Marie Gaillard (1843-1884), she married Count Hector de Callias, a writer and journalist at Le Figaro. A writer and poet herself, she hosted one of the most brilliant literary and artistic Salon in Paris. She inspired some of Charles Cros's poems in Le coffret de santal, published in 1873. It was also in 1873 that Edouard Manet immortalized her in his famous painting La dame aux éventails, which depicts her lying on a couch (Musée d'Orsay, Paris).

We would like to thank Mrs Florence Valdès-Forain who confirmed the authenticity of this painting. A certificate can be delivered upon request by Mrs Valdès-Forain. 

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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