• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 7783

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours Day Sale

    9 December 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 188

    Nicolas de Largillierre (Paris 1656-1746)

    Saint Jerome

    Price Realised  

    Nicolas de Largillierre (Paris 1656-1746)
    Saint Jerome
    oil on canvas
    36 x 28¾ in. (91.4 x 73 cm.)


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    Provenance

    (Probably) Painted for the artist's house in Rue Goeffrey-l'Angevin (listed in the 1746 inventory), and by inheritance to his daughter,
    Elizabeth-Marguerite de Largillierre (1701-1757), who bequeathed it to her second husband,
    Jacques de Faverolles (as listed in her post-mortem inventory, 1757), and by descent.


    Literature

    J.G. Wille, Mémoires et journal, Paris, I, 1857, pp. 64-6.
    G. Pascal, Largillière, Paris, 1928, p. 48.
    G. de Lastic, 'Nicolas de Largillière, documents notaries inedits', in Gazette des Beaux-Arts, June 1981, p. 25.