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CIRCLE OF PIERRE GOBERT | PORTRAIT OF CHARLOTTE AGLAÉ D'ORLÉANS (1700-1761), ALSO KNOWN AS MADEMOISELLE DE VALOIS, HALF LENGTH

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection

CIRCLE OF PIERRE GOBERT | PORTRAIT OF CHARLOTTE AGLAÉ D'ORLÉANS (1700-1761), ALSO KNOWN AS MADEMOISELLE DE VALOIS, HALF LENGTH

CIRCLE OF PIERRE GOBERT | PORTRAIT OF CHARLOTTE AGLAÉ D'ORLÉANS (1700-1761), ALSO KNOWN AS MADEMOISELLE DE VALOIS, HALF LENGTH

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

13,750

USD

Property from a Private Collection

CIRCLE OF PIERRE GOBERT

PORTRAIT OF CHARLOTTE AGLAÉ D'ORLÉANS (1700-1761), ALSO KNOWN AS MADEMOISELLE DE VALOIS, HALF LENGTH


inscribed and dated upper left: Mademoiselle de Valois / Gaubert.p.Paris. 1718.

oil on canvas

canvas: 31⅝ by 25⅜ in.; 80.3 by 64.5 cm.

framed: 37 by 30 in.; 94 by 76.2 cm.

The canvas appears to be thinly lined and is stable on its stretcher. The overall image reads nicely, though it has not been attended to recently. The surface is dirty and the varnish has yellowed. Two small spots of stable loss are visible near the upper edge, in the upper left corner and in the upper right corner, as seen in the digital image. Additional very small spots of loss visible in her shoulder at left, in her arm at left, and in the lower left corner, though these are not distracting. Old faintly discolored retouches are visible to the naked eye in the background and scattered in the figure and her costume, particularly in the shadows of the reds that appear to be strengthened in spots. UV light reveals a thick varnish that impedes some inspection. There are a few scattered strokes in the sitter's cheek at right and at the center of her neck. The painting would likely benefit from a clean and a freshened varnish. Offered in a decoratively carved giltwood frame with some nicks and losses to the carved elements.


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Acquired in New York, 1953, by Henry Howard;

Thence by descent in the family to the present owner in 1996.

Pierre Gobert was a French painter born in the Fontainebleau who joined the Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture in Paris on 1701 as a portraitist. During the reign of Louis XIV he became one of the leading painters of the ladies of the court as evidenced by the copious portraits he executed during the time.