View 1 of Lot 83. NICOLAS DE LARGILLIERRE | PORTRAIT OF MADAME TITON, NÉE MARGUERITE BÉCAILLE.
View 1 of Lot 83. NICOLAS DE LARGILLIERRE | PORTRAIT OF MADAME TITON, NÉE MARGUERITE BÉCAILLE.
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NICOLAS DE LARGILLIERRE | PORTRAIT OF MADAME TITON, NÉE MARGUERITE BÉCAILLE

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

NICOLAS DE LARGILLIERRE | PORTRAIT OF MADAME TITON, NÉE MARGUERITE BÉCAILLE

NICOLAS DE LARGILLIERRE | PORTRAIT OF MADAME TITON, NÉE MARGUERITE BÉCAILLE

Estimate:

40,000 - 60,000 USD

Lot sold:

43,750

USD

Property from a Distinguished American Collection

NICOLAS DE LARGILLIERRE

(Paris 1656 - 1746)

PORTRAIT OF MADAME TITON, NÉE MARGUERITE BÉCAILLE


oil on canvas

54 by 41½ in.; 137 by 105 cm.

Anonymous sale, Paris, Tajan, 9 December 1999, lot 60;

There acquired by the present collector. 

M. N. Rosenfeld, Largillierre and the Eighteenth Century Portrait, Montreal 1982, pp. 37-8.  


ENGRAVED

Louis Desplaces, 1715 (fig. 1).

Marguerite Bécaille was the wife of Maximilien Titon, Director of Armaments for Louis XIV, and the mother of the writer Evrard Titon du Tillet (1677-1762), who was one of Largillierre's closest friends and most important patrons. Their friendship was commemorated in a poem published in the Mercure de France in May 1746, titled Ode en strophes libres à M. Titon du Tillet sur la mort de M. de Largillierre, chancelier, ancien directeur de l'Academie Royale de Peinture et Sculpture [1].



1. Mercure de France, May 1746, p. 234.