LOUIS ROLAND TRINQUESSE | PORTRAIT OF MARIANNE FRANMERY
LOUIS ROLAND TRINQUESSE
Paris circa 1746 - circa 1800
PORTRAIT OF MARIANNE FRANMERY
dated in red chalk, lower right: 14. mars. / 1780
14 by 9 in.; 357 by 220 mm.
Laid down to an old decorative mount which has in turn been hinged to a modern mount. The drawing remains in absolutely delightful and pristine condition throughout, with the combination of media fresh and vibrant. Sold in a giltwood frame.
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Jean Masson (L.1494a);
Sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 7-8 May 1923, lot 229;
Sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 28 March 1990, lot 14
J. Cailleux, "The Drawings of Louis Roland Trinquesse", in The Burlington Magazine, CXVI, February 1974, p. VIII, cat. no. 11, reproduced p. VI, fig. 12
The present drawing is a highly characteristic and finely preserved example of Trinquesse's work as a draughtsman, fitting securely into a series of drawings of seated ladies in voluminous dresses in which the artist skillfully combines the sensitive use of red chalk with the inherent white reserves of the paper. Jean Cailleux has been able to identify several of the female sitters depicted in these works, including this young lady, who he identifies as Marianne Franmery.1
1. Cailleux, op. cit.