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    Sale 2175

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    4 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 46

    Nicolas Lancret (Paris 1690-1743)

    A lady with her page

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Nicolas Lancret (Paris 1690-1743)
    A lady with her page
    oil on canvas
    28 3/8 x 23 5/8 in. (72 x 60 cm.)


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    Our thanks to Mary Tavener Holmes for confirming the attribution on first-hand inspection of the painting. Dr. Holmes believes that the present lot is one of Lancret's rare portraits, perhaps of an actress in the artist's circle of friends, and she dates it to the 1730s.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Waterford collection, Ireland.
    with Georges Wildenstein, Paris; confiscated in France by the Nazis, and recovered by the Allies after the War.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE