ATTRIBUTED TO JEAN-SIMON FOURNIER | "LA DAME AUX ROSES"
Property from the Collection of Phyllis and C. Douglas Dillon
ATTRIBUTED TO JEAN-SIMON FOURNIER
Paris active 1791 - 1799
"LA DAME AUX ROSES"
bears signature lower left: L. Boilly
oil on canvas
canvas: 28¾ by 23½ in.; 73 by 59.7 cm.
framed: 35½ by 29 in.; 90.2 by 73.7 cm.
The canvas is lined. It presents an elegant sitter that reads well with some craquelure scattered throughout. A few frame abrasions are visible on the edges like at bottom left. Inspection under UV reveals a few spots of possible repair, like at center left on the sitter's skirt as well as another on the column at right. Painting can hang as is. Offered framed.
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Louis Rothschild, Vienna;
Confiscated from the above, October 20, 1939 and originally allocated for the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna;
Intercepted and re-allocated for the Kunstmuseum Linz (inv. LR 717), July 31, 1940 and stored at Aussee Salt Mine (inv. 3057);
Munich Central Collecting Point (inv. 4408) (as “V.Boilly [Portrait of a Lady])”, July 15, 1945;
Repatriated to the Austrian government, May 6, 1946 and restituted to the Rothschild family in August 1947;
Rene Fribourg, by 1954;
By whom sold, London, Sotheby’s, 26 June 1963, lot 71 (as Boilly).
H. Harrisse, Louis Boilly: Peintre, Dessinateur, et Lithographe, Paris 1898, p. 97, cat. no. 155 (as Boilly);
F.J.B. Watson, The Wrightsman Collection of Furniture, 1966, vol. I, cat. no. 71 (as Boilly).
Pittsburgh, Carnegie Institute, Pictures of everyday life: genre painting in Europe, 1500-1900, 14 October - 12 December 1954 (as Boilly).