9 July 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
Louis Gallait (Tournai 1810-1887 Schaerbeck, Brussels)
Portrait of Edouard Fétis (1812-1909)
signed and dated 'L. Gallait 1834'
16 x 11 in. (40.2 x 28 cm.)
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Probably a preparatory study for Gallait's picture, Portrait of Edouard Fétis (1835) in the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, although in the latter Fétis is shown standing. The son of the music critic François-Joseph Fétis, Edouard became the director of the Bibliothèque Royale in Brussels.
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Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 5 December 1997, part of lot 284.
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