• Old Masters & 19th Century Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5859

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art

    28 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 77

    Circle of Antoine Pesne (Paris 1683-1757 Berlin)

    Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), three-quarter-length, in a black coat

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Antoine Pesne (Paris 1683-1757 Berlin)
    Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), three-quarter-length, in a black coat
    oil on canvas
    28½ x 23½ in. (72.5 x 96.7 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Captain E.G. Spencer-Churchill, M.C., Northwick Park; (+), Christie's, London, 25 February 1966, lot 38, as 'French School, 18th Century' (441 gns. to Sir Philip Dunn).
    Sir Philip Dunn, Stowell, Marlborough, Wiltshire; Christie's, London, 22 July 1966, lot 104, as 'French School, 18th Century'.