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191

Pietro Longhi

An elegant lady at her morning ritual

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Estimate:

30,000

to
- 40,000 GBP

The Property of a Private Collector

Pietro Longhi

Pietro Longhi

An elegant lady at her morning ritual

An elegant lady at her morning ritual

Estimate:

30,000

to
- 40,000 GBP

The Property of a Private Collector

Pietro Longhi

Venice 1702 - 1785

An elegant lady at her morning ritual 


oil on canvas

unframed: 43.6 x 34.5 cm.; 17¼ x 13⅝ in.

framed: 58.2 x 49 cm.; 23 x 19¼ in.

The canvas has a firm lining and the paint surface is clean with a slightly discoloured varnish. The paint surface has somewhat thinned throughout and then network if craquelure has become more distinct. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals retouching along the upper, right and lower margins and more notably in the lower left corner. There are a few spots scattered in the floor as well as some tiny spots scattered in the background. There is an area of more concentrated retouching in the background between the heads of the ladies on the right (approx 4 x 3cm). The figures themselves are largely untouched. In overall fair condition.


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Possibly Maximilien de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg (1817-52), St. Petersburg;
His wife, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolajevna Romanova (1819-76);
Possibly by inheritance to her second husband Count Grigori Aleksandrovich Stroganov (1824-79);
Possibly by inheritance to Anatoly Nikolaievich Demidov, 1st Prince of San Donato (1813- 70), Florence;
His wife, Princess Mathilde Bonaparte, formerly Princess Demidoff (1820-1904);
Château de St. Gratien, Enghien;
Philippe de La Rochefoucauld (1922-1993), Château de Beaumont, near Marne;
His sale, New York, Parke-Bernet Galleries, 17 May 1952, lot 276;
J. Hope, New York, before 1972;
Ferrari Trecate collection, Trezzano sul Naviglio, 1970s.
T. Pignatti, 'Aggiunte a Pietro Longhi', in Arte Illustrata, vol. V, Janaury 1972, pp. 3-4, 30-31, reproduced fig. 8;
T. Pignatti, L'opera completa di Pietro Longhi, Milan 1974, p. 87, cat. no. 31, reproduced.