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613

Circle of Jean François de Troy

A group of elegant figures seated in a park

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Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Sold without reserve | Property from the collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Felix Rohatyn

Circle of Jean François de Troy

Circle of Jean François de Troy

A group of elegant figures seated in a park

A group of elegant figures seated in a park

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

7,560

USD

Property from the collection of Ambassador and Mrs. Felix Rohatyn

Circle of Jean François de Troy

A group of elegant figures seated in a park


oil on canvas

canvas: 12 7/8 by 16 in.; 32.8 by 40.8 cm.

framed: 20 1/4 by 24 in.; 51.4 by 61 cm. 

The canvas is lined, flat, and stable. There is an even, clear varnish. The colors remain bright, with beautiful pastel hues. Some of the loose brushwork has retained its impasto, particularly in the white highlights of costumes at center. Under ultraviolet light one can see scattered restorations throughout the composition, including along a line in the sky about 2 cms below the top edge, possibly from an old frame or fold. Otherwise the restorations are in darker areas and are not discolored or noticeable to the naked eye. The painting presents well overall. Offered in a carved giltwood frame.


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With Matthiesen Gallery, London, 1950-51;
E.D. Levine, Norfolk, by 1964;
With Stair Sainty Fine Art Inc., New York, by 1987;
There acquired. 

C. Leribault, Jean-Francois de Troy 1679-1752, Paris 2002, under cat. no. P.202, p. 321 (as a sketch after de Troy).
Norwich Museum, 1964, no. 71 (as by de Troy);
New York, Stair Sainty Matthiesen Gallery, 1987, no. 53 (as by de Troy).