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84

After Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Portrait of Madeleine Riggieri, called Adeline Colombe

Reserves

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

After Jean-Honoré Fragonard

After Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Portrait of Madeleine Riggieri, called Adeline Colombe

Portrait of Madeleine Riggieri, called Adeline Colombe

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,780

USD

Property from a New York Collection, Sold Without Reserve

After Jean-Honoré Fragonard

Portrait of Madeleine Riggieri, called Adeline Colombe


oil on canvas, in a painted oval

canvas: 25 ⅜ by 21 ¼ in.; 64.5 by 54 cm.

framed: 33 by 27 ½ in.; 83.8 by 70 cm.

The canvas has a recent glue relining and is stable and planar. The varnish remains bright but there are some areas of unevenness, particularly in the background, and some small areas where the varnish has blanched slightly, such as in the upper left background and lower right, beneath the sitter's shoulder. The fluid brushwork and thick paint remain vibrant. Under ultraviolet light one can see some areas of retouching, mostly to strengthen darker areas such as in the shadows on the right side of the sitter's face; in the background upper right within the oval; in some parts of the sitter's hair; and a few shadowy areas of the drapery. These restorations are well done and not noticeable with the naked eye. Offered in a carved giltwood frame.


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Bernard Bussillet, Paris;
There acquired. 

This painting is a copy after the Fragonard portrait of Adeline Colombe, formerly in the John D. Rockefeller collection.1


1. Present whereabouts unknown. Oil on oval-shaped canvas, 60 by 50 cm. See J.-P. Cuzin, Jean Honoré Fragonard, Paris 1987, p. 302, cat. no. 218.