ATTRIBUTED TO JEANNE-PHILIBERTE LEDOUX | PORTRAIT OF A LADY, SAID TO BE THE DUCHESSE DE CHOISEUL, WITH A BOY, IN A GARDEN
Property from a Distinguished New York Private Collection Sold without Reserve
Property from a Distinguished New York Private Collection
Sold without Reserve
ATTRIBUTED TO JEANNE-PHILIBERTE LEDOUX
Paris 1767 - 1840 Belleville
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, SAID TO BE THE DUCHESSE DE CHOISEUL, WITH A BOY, IN A GARDEN
oil on canvas
canvas: 63 by 49¼ in.; 160 by 125 cm.
framed: 76 by 65 in.; 193 by 165.1 cm.
The canvas is lined. An elegant image reads well. Some craquelure is visible throughout and has some areas of associated loss scattered here and there that is unstable like at right by the boy's pants. This area is slightly abraded as is another area with pindots of loss on the vase at left. A minor scratch is at center right, thought this is not distracting. Inspection under UV reveals a thick varnish, though there appears to be some finely applied inpainting addressing the craquelure. It is recommended that a restorer stabilizes and refills some of the losses. Offered in an elaborate giltwood frame.
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His sale, Paris, Me Boussaton, 20-21 April 1863, lot 75 (as Greuze);
With Wildenstein, New York (as Jean-Baptiste Greuze);
Private Foundation, New York (as Jean-Baptiste Greuze);
By whom gifted to the Phoenix Art Museum, 1962 (as Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Greuze);
By whom sold, New York, Christie's East, 26 September 2001, lot 10 (as circle of Jeanne-Philiberte Ledoux);
J. Martin, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Paris, 1904, p. 67, cat no. 1087 (as Jean-Baptiste Greuze, ‘A portrait presumed to be Mme la duchesse de Choiseul');
The Connoisseur Year Book, 1964, no. 1, p. 80;
J. Harithas, Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture in the Phoenix Art Museum Collection, Phoenix 1965, p. 50, cat. no. 62-11 (as Attributed to Jean-Baptiste Greuze).