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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 662

    Louis Gallait (Tournai 1810-1887 Schaerbeck, Brussels)

    Portrait of Edouard Fétis (1812-1909)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Louis Gallait (Tournai 1810-1887 Schaerbeck, Brussels)
    Portrait of Edouard Fétis (1812-1909)
    signed and dated 'L. Gallait 1834'
    pencil
    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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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, South Kensington, 5 December 1997, part of lot 284.