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    Sale 7683

    A Rococo Fantasy Treasures from a Bavarian Collection

    6 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 20

    Joseph-Siffred Duplessis (Carpentras 1725-1802 Versailles)

    Portrait of Comtesse de Provence (1753-1810), half-length, in a turquoise dress with white lace trim and ribbon

    Price Realised  

    Joseph-Siffred Duplessis (Carpentras 1725-1802 Versailles)
    Portrait of Comtesse de Provence (1753-1810), half-length, in a turquoise dress with white lace trim and ribbon
    oil on canvas, oval
    31¾ x 25¼ in. (80.6 x 64.2 cm.)
    in a Louis XVI carved and gilded frame


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    The sitter, Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, princess of Sardinia and of Piedmont, was the third child and second daughter of Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia and Maria Antonieta of Bourbon, Infanta of Spain. Her maternal grandparents were Philip V of Spain and Elizabeth Farnese. She married Louis XVIII of France in May 1771, however, the couple remained childless and Marie died at Hartwell House, the English residence of the exiled French Royal family, in 1810.

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    Provenance

    With Galerie J. Kugel, Paris.
    Acquired from Evgret von Bary, Munich.


    Literature

    J.-P. Chabaud, Joseph-Siffred Duplessis (1725-1802), Etudes Comtadines, Mazan, 2003, p. 133, illus. p. 134.