JACQUES THOURON | PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, CIRCA 1785
Geneva 1740 - 1789 Paris
PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, CIRCA 1785
Enamel on copper, gilt-metal frame;
signed centre right: Thouron f.it
62 by 51 mm.
Overall excellent save one nascent firing bumble in background - 6mm from the sitter's face and pin-prick black flecks on white highlights of his jabot. These can only been seen under high magnification.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Édouard Gélis (d. 1955), Paris, by 1923;
David David-Weill (d. 1952), by 1936;
with Wildenstein, Paris, by whom sold to,
Sir Charles Clore (d. 1979), London;
his executor's sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 November 1986, lot 188
louzot, 1924, p. 195, illust.;
Clouzot, 1928, p. 138, illust.;
Gillet, Jeannerat & Clouzot, 1957, no. 367, pp. 510-511, illust.
Schidlof, 1964, vol. II, p. 838;
Friesen (ed.), 2001, p. 429, illust.
Paris, 1923, no. 104 (lent by Édouard Gélis);
London, 1961, no. 397;
Vienna, 1965, no. 357 (lent by Sir Charles Clore);
Lausanne, 1999-2000, no. 15