LOUIS-MICHEL VAN LOO | PORTRAIT OF ETIENNE FRANÇOIS D'ALIGRE, COMTE DE MARANS AND MARQUIS D'ALIGRE (1727-1798), HALF LENGTH, IN ROBES OF OFFICE
LOUIS-MICHEL VAN LOO | PORTRAIT OF ETIENNE FRANÇOIS D'ALIGRE, COMTE DE MARANS AND MARQUIS D'ALIGRE (1727-1798), HALF LENGTH, IN ROBES OF OFFICE
LOUIS-MICHEL VAN LOO | PORTRAIT OF ETIENNE FRANÇOIS D'ALIGRE, COMTE DE MARANS AND MARQUIS D'ALIGRE (1727-1798), HALF LENGTH, IN ROBES OF OFFICE
LOUIS-MICHEL VAN LOO | PORTRAIT OF ETIENNE FRANÇOIS D'ALIGRE, COMTE DE MARANS AND MARQUIS D'ALIGRE (1727-1798), HALF LENGTH, IN ROBES OF OFFICE
LOUIS-MICHEL VAN LOO | PORTRAIT OF ETIENNE FRANÇOIS D'ALIGRE, COMTE DE MARANS AND MARQUIS D'ALIGRE (1727-1798), HALF LENGTH, IN ROBES OF OFFICE
LOUIS-MICHEL VAN LOO | PORTRAIT OF ETIENNE FRANÇOIS D'ALIGRE, COMTE DE MARANS AND MARQUIS D'ALIGRE (1727-1798), HALF LENGTH, IN ROBES OF OFFICE
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LOUIS-MICHEL VAN LOO | PORTRAIT OF ETIENNE FRANÇOIS D'ALIGRE, COMTE DE MARANS AND MARQUIS D'ALIGRE (1727-1798), HALF LENGTH, IN ROBES OF OFFICE

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

LOUIS-MICHEL VAN LOO | PORTRAIT OF ETIENNE FRANÇOIS D'ALIGRE, COMTE DE MARANS AND MARQUIS D'ALIGRE (1727-1798), HALF LENGTH, IN ROBES OF OFFICE

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION


LOUIS-MICHEL VAN LOO

Toulon 1707 - 1771 Paris

PORTRAIT OF ETIENNE FRANÇOIS D'ALIGRE, COMTE DE MARANS AND MARQUIS D'ALIGRE (1727-1798), HALF LENGTH, IN ROBES OF OFFICE


signed and dated center left: L. M. Van Loo / 1763

oil on canvas

canvas: 28⅞ by 23¾ in.; 73.3 by 60.3 cm.

framed: 41 by 36 in.; 104.1 by 91.4 cm.

Condition Report

Canvas is lined. Painting shows a handsome sitter in overall good condition. There is some minor discoloring to the lighter tones, like the whites at bottom right. Inspection under UV shows a thick varnish, though there are some newer retouches scattered along the bottom edge and right edge that fluoresce. Very little, finely applied dots of retouching to sitter's costume also fluoresce. Painting can hang as is. Offered in a giltwood frame.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Dr. M. Guimbail;

Anonymous sale, Amsterdam, Frederik Muller & Cie, 14 November 1905, lot 105;

There acquired by Comte de Ganay;

Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, 23 May 1997, lot 56 (as Portrait of  Marquis Armand Thomas Hue de Miromesnil);

There acquired.

Catalogue Note

The sitter of this portrait served from 1768 to 1771 and from 1774 to 1788 as President of the Court of Paris. He presided over the "Affair of the Diamond Necklace", the infamous trial involving Queen Marie Antoinette, which is said to have precipitated the French Revolution. A year after resigning from office, he narrowly escaped death by an angry mob. Forced into exile by the revolution, he emigrated to Brussels, bringing with him some of his enormous wealth. He then went to London and finally to Brunswick where he died. In 1867 he was honored by the city of Paris, where a street and a square were named after him.

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Online bidding closed30 Oct 2019 | 05:11 PM GMT