6 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 15,000
Attributed to Nicolas-Bernard Lépicié (Paris 1735-1784)
Portrait of François-Constance Guérin as a boy, half-length, plucking a violin
with identifying inscription 'François Constance Guérin fils de G. M. Guérin chirurgien major des mousquetaires noirs et de J. de Billau[s?] peint par Lepicié' (on the reverse of the stretcher)
oil on canvas, oval
21¾ x 18 in. (55.2 x 45.9 cm.)
in the original 18th century French carved and gilded frame
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By repute, the Rothschild Collection.
Acquired from Evgret von Bary, Munich.