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Property from a Private Collection, Japan

Jean-Baptiste Greuze

'Le Petit Mathématicien'

Lot Closed

December 5, 03:21 PM GMT


50,000 - 70,000 GBP

Lot Details


Property from a Private Collection, Japan

Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Tournus 1725 - 1805 Paris

'Le Petit Mathématicien'

oil on canvas

unframed: 46.2 x 38.3 cm.; 18 1/4 x 15 1/8 in.

framed: 84 x 76 cm.; 33 x 29 7/8 in.

Probably Count Nicolas Demidoff (1773-1828), Villa San Donato, Florence;

Thence by descent to his son, Anatole N. Demidoff, Prince of San Donato (1812-70), Villa San Donato, Florence;

His sale ('Collections de San Donato'), Paris, Pillet, 26 February 1870, lot 114 ('L'Etude');

Count Potocki, Warsaw;

Prince Yousoupoff, St. Petersburg, before 1905;

With Wildenstein, Buenos Aires, by 1946;

From whom purchased, in 1948, by a private collector;

By whom anonymously sold ('Property of a Family Collection'), New York, Sotheby's, 14 January 1988, lot 212, for $115,500;

Anonymous sale ('The Arts of France Sale'), New York, Christie's, 21 October 1997, lot 88.

Probably J. Martin and C. Masson, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint et dessiné de Jean-Baptiste Greuze. Suivi de la liste des gravures exécutées d'après ses ouvrages, Paris 1905, p. 35, cat. nos 497 and 498.


Ed. Hedouin.