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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 40

    Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725-1805 Paris)

    A head study of a young lady with a blue ribbon

    Price Realised  

    Jean-Baptiste Greuze (Tournus 1725-1805 Paris)
    A head study of a young lady with a blue ribbon
    oil on canvas
    16½ x 13 5/8 in. (41.9 x 34.7 cm.)


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    The present lot is sold with a copy of a certificate from Jean Cailleux, confirming the attribution to Greuze on the basis of first-hand examination.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Paris, 4 March 1845, lot 24.
    (Possibly) Henry Bulwer, 1st Baron Dalling and Bulwer (1801-1872), politician, diplomat and writer.
    Anonymous sale of 'Mme B***' [Mme Brooks]; Pillet and Haro, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 16 April 1877, lot 133 (3,500 livres).
    (Possibly) Hugh A.J. Munro of Novar; Christie's, London, 1 June 1878, lot 45 (210 gns. to Agnew).
    André Chevrillon.
    Anonymous sale of 'M. X***' [Charles and Henri Porgès]; Fernard Lair-Dubreuil, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 22 March 1907, lot 4.
    In the collection of the present owner since at least 1970.


    Literature

    J. Martin and C. Masson, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint et dessiné de J.-B. Greuze, Paris, 1908, no. 557.