Workshop of Francois Boucher
PUTTO ON A CLOUD, HOLDING A TORCH
oil on canvas, an oval
canvas: 22 1/2 by 21 3/8 in.; 57 by 54.5 cm.
framed: 31 by 27 in.; 78.7 by 68.6 cm.
The Barons Foley, Ruxley Lodge, Claygate, Surrey;
By descent to Gerald Henry, 7th Baron Foley (1898-1927);
By whom sold with the contents of Ruxley Lodge, Castiglione & Scott, 14th October 1919, lot 5xx (as François Boucher);
Anonymous sale, London, 28 March 1923 (as Boucher);
With Frank T. Sabin, London, 1925 (by whom advertised in 'The Burlington Magazine' in June as Boucher);
Josef Stransky sale, New York, Parke-Bernet, 13 March 1957, lot 65 (as Boucher);
Where acquired by R. Hoyt;
Anonymous sale ("The Property of a Gentleman"), London, Sotheby's, 11 July 1979, lot 102 (as Boucher);
With Christophe Janet, New York;
With Julius Szakaly, North Carolina;
From whom acquired by the late collector in 1987.
Tokyo, Odayky Grand Gallery, 'Three Masters of French Rococo--Boucher, Fragonard, Lancret,' 9 -21 May 1990 (as François Boucher).
J. P. Marandel, 'Three Masters of the French Rococo-- Boucher, Fragonard, and Lancret,' exhibition catalogue, Tokyo 1990, p. 168, cat. no. 22, reproduced (as François Boucher).