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    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 90

    Jean-Marc Nattier Paris 1685-1766

    Portrait of a woman as Flora

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    Jean-Marc Nattier Paris 1685-1766
    Portrait of a woman as Flora
    signed and dated 'Nattier/*** x.1741' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    39 7/8 x 32½ in. 101.5 x 81.7 cm.


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    Provenance

    Marquis de Laigle.
    Mme. Eugène Roussel; Sotheby's, London, 25-28 March 1912, lot 19.
    with Wildenstein, Paris.
    Baron Maurice de Rothschild (1881-1957), Paris.
    Mrs. Corinna Kavanagh, London and Buenos Aires, by 1932.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 27 November 1963, lot 100.


    Pre-Lot Text

    NO RESERVE


    Literature

    P. de Nolhac, J.-M. Nattier, peintre de la cour de Louis XV, Paris, 1905, pp. 62-63, 152, illustrated opposite p. 58.
    F. Wedmore, 'Jean-Marc Nattier', in J.J. Foster ed., French Art from Watteau to Prud'hon, London, 1905, I, p. 115.
    Arts and Decoration, December 1916, illustrated.
    I. Errera, Répetoire des peintures datées, Paris, 1920, I, P. 398.
    P. de Nolhac, 'Un problème iconographique: le portrait de la marquise de Vintimille', La Recue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne, July 1928, p. 88.
    G. Huard, 'Nattier', in L. Dimier ed., Les peintures français du XVIII siècle, Paris and Brussels, 1930, II, pp. 10, 123, no. 126.
    G. Wildenstein, 'L'Exposition de l'Art français à Londres, 1932 - Le XVIII siècle', Gazette des Beaux-Arts, January 1932, VII, p. 64, fig. 11.
    P. Renard, Jean-Marc Nattier (1685-1766): un artiste parisien à la cour de Louis XV, Saint-Rémy-en-l'Eau, 1999, pp. 69, 70, 103, illustrated p. 77.
    X. Salmon, Jean-Marc Nattier, exhibition catalogue, Paris, 1999, p. 132, cited under no. 29; p. 304, under year 1744; illustrated p. 134, fig. 2.


    Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy, Commemorative Catalogue of the Exhibition of French Art 1200-1900, January-March 1932, no. 224.