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    Sale 7633

    Old Master & British Pictures (Day Sale)

    3 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 193

    Jean-Frédéric Schall (Strasbourg 1752-1825 Paris)

    Portrait of a lady, said to be Marie-Madeleine Guimard, called Mademoiselle Guimard, ballerina of the Paris Opéra (1743-1816), full-length, in a pink-and-white dress with a yellow sash and a feathered hat, holding a fan

    Price Realised  

    Jean-Frédéric Schall (Strasbourg 1752-1825 Paris)
    Portrait of a lady, said to be Marie-Madeleine Guimard, called Mademoiselle Guimard, ballerina of the Paris Opéra (1743-1816), full-length, in a pink-and-white dress with a yellow sash and a feathered hat, holding a fan
    oil on canvas
    12¾ x 9½ in. (32.5 x 24.2 cm.)


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    Sold at the 'Princess Royal Sale' in these rooms in 1925 as a portrait of Madmoiselle Guimard (1743-1816), the famous French ballerina, this painting depicts the dancer in a white and pink robe and feathered headdress, the style of which was fashionable throughout Europe from the 1760s onwards.

    Schall studied at the Académie Royal, Paris in 1772, but did not become a member of it until after the French Revolution. He was greatly influenced by Rococo artists such as François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard and often painted single female dancers in picturesque landscapes.

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    Provenance

    John Webb, and by descent to his daughter, Mrs Edith Craig, Wrotham Place, Kent and Villa Hollandia, Cannes; (+) Christie's, London, 26 June 1925, lot 151, as J.F. Schall, Portrait of Madamoiselle Guimard (480 gns. to Agnews).
    with Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd., London.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 December 1980, lot 25, as 'Amsterdam School, 17th Century'.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DECEASED ESTATE (LOTS 24, 188-193)