7 December 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 54,500
Estimate GBP 12,000 - GBP 18,000
Nicolas de Largillière (Paris 1656-1746)
Portrait of Angélique d'Hautefort, half-length, in a red and gold embroidered bodice and skirt
indistinctly signed, inscribed and dated 'peint par N de Largllierre. 1696 A. d'Hautefort' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas, unlined
32½ x 25 in. (81.8 x 63.4 cm.)
inscribed 'ANGELIQUE D'HAUTEFORT FILLE DE G.D'HAUTEFORT ET DE MARTHE D'ESTOURMEL MARIÉE Á CAESAR PHOEBUS MARQUIS DE BONNEVAL BRIGADIER DES ARMÉES DU ROI' (along the top of the canvas)
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Daughter of General Gilles d'Hautefort (1612-1693) and Marthe d'Estourmel (1632-1701), Angélique d'Hautfort married César-Phoebus, Marquis of Bonneval de Blanchefort.
We are grateful to Monsieur Dominique Brême for confirming the attribution, on inspection of the original. He will be including the picture in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné.
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Anonymous sale; Christie's, Paris, 24 June 2004, lot 35.
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