• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5977

    Christie's Interiors

    20 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 254

    Constantin-Ernest-Adolphe-Hyacinthe Guys (French, 1802-1892)


    Price Realised  


    Constantin-Ernest-Adolphe-Hyacinthe Guys (French, 1802-1892)
    pencil and grey wash
    7 7/8 x 5½ in. (20 x 13.3 cm.)

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    In 19th century France, the term Lorette was used to describe a woman who was supported by her lovers and who devoted herself to idleness, show, and pleasure, so called after the church of Notre Dame de Lorette in the Parisian district in which they tended to reside.

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    Barthelemy, Paris.
    Mortimer Brandt, New York.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 30 March 1982, lot 105.