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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 18

    Marie-Gabrielle Capet (Lyon 1761-1818 Paris)

    Portrait of Jean-Pierre Demetz (1753-1820)

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    Marie-Gabrielle Capet (Lyon 1761-1818 Paris)
    Portrait of Jean-Pierre Demetz (1753-1820)
    signed and dated 'M.G. Capet/An.9. [1800]'
    pastel, on two joined sheets
    27¼ x 21½ in. (69.2 x 54.6 cm.)


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    Jean-Pierre Demetz, a successful lawyer, later served twice as Mayor of Dourdon. We are grateful to Neil Jeffares for his assistance in preparing this catalogue entry.

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    Provenance

    The sitter; by whom bequeathed to his steward
    François Ménard; by whom bequeathed to
    Henri Philippe.
    with Galerie Cailleux, Paris, Un choix de pastels des maîtres français du XVIIIe siècles, June 1923.
    Baron Eugène Fould-Springer; and by descent to his widow
    Marie-Cécile von Springer, later Mrs Frank Wooster, by 1934.


    Literature

    Comte A. Doria, Gabrielle Capet, Paris, 1934, no. 88, fig. 9.
    N. Jeffares, Dictionary of pastellists before 1800, London, 2006, p. 86, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Paris, hôtel des Négociants en objets d'arts, Explication des peintres, gravures, miniatures et autres ouvrages de femmes peintres du XVIIIe siècle, 1926, number untraced.