• Old Masters and 19th Century A auction at Christies

    Sale 2840

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    13 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 97

    Jean Chevalier (Paris c. 1725-c.1790)

    Portrait of an elegant lady and her daughter, three-quarter-length, drinking hot chocolate

    Price Realised  

    Jean Chevalier (Paris c. 1725-c.1790)
    Portrait of an elegant lady and her daughter, three-quarter-length, drinking hot chocolate
    signed and dated 'chevallier . pinxit . x brc . 1755.' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    91.6 x 73 cm.


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    In 18th century France drinking hot chocolate was a pleasure strictly reserved to the aristocracy. Chevalier is known to have worked for the nobility, such as the Duke of Neufville-Villeroy and the archbishop Joseph Languet. Otherwise little is known about this French artist. He was a pupil of Jean Raoux (1677-1734), who is known to have painted portraits as well for the higher society.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 5 November 2002, lot 335.