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    Sale 2136

    Christie's Interiors

    9 - 10 February 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 99

    After Jean-Marc Nattier

    Portrait of the Marquise de la Ferté-Imbault, bust-length

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    After Jean-Marc Nattier
    Portrait of the Marquise de la Ferté-Imbault, bust-length
    oil on canvas
    14¾ x 11 5/8 in. (37.5 x 29.5 cm.)


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    The sitter for the present portrait, born Marie-Thérèse Geoffrin, was the daughter of the famous eighteenth-century salonnière, Madame Geoffrin. In 1733, Marie-Thérèse married a member of the d©stampes family, the Marquis de la Ferté-Imbault. The present lot is related to the three-quarter-length portrait of the Marquise holding a mask, signed and dated 1740, now in the Fuji Art Museum, Tokyo (see X. Salomon, Jean-Marc Nattier, 1685-1766, exhibition catalogue Versailles, 1999-2000, pp. 123-25, no. 26).

    Provenance

    Collection M.C.B.; Sale, Galerie Fievez, Brussels, 10 December 1928, lot 47.