ATTRIBUTED TO BENJAMIN FOULON | Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Catherine, Princess of Cleves (1548-1633), circa 1585
ATTRIBUTED TO BENJAMIN FOULON
1540 - 1622
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS CATHERINE, PRINCESS OF CLEVES (1548-1633), CIRCA 1585
Oil on card, mounted on wood, turned wood frame
4.2 by 3.5 cm., 1⅞ by 1⅜ in.
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Overall fine surface crazing and shinny highlights due to rubbing. One or two touches of restoration in the background.
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C.H.T. Hawkins, Bignor Park (d. 1903);
sale, London, Christie's, 16 May 1904, lot 1019;
with Hodgkin, London and Paris;
John Pierpont Morgan (d. 1913), New York;
his executor's sale, London, Christie's, 24 June 1935, lot 16;
Dr Nicolaas Beets (d. 1963);
Dr Anton Frederick Philips (d. 1951), Holland;
his executor's sale, London, Christie's, 6 June 1993, lot 11
G.C. Williamson, Catalogue of the Collection of Miniatures - The Collection of J. Pierpont Morgan, London, 1906-1908, vol. III, no. 386, p. 2 and 7
We are grateful to Alexandra Zvereva for suggesting the attribution to Benjamin Foulon. A comparable work, which is given to Foulon, is in Musée Condé, Chantilly (inv. OA 1617, 4.7 x 4 cm). Benjamin Foulon, was a nephew and pupil of François Clouet, painter to Catherine de’ Medici then to Henry IV.