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    Sale 7744

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art Day Sale

    8 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 214

    Philippe de Champaigne (Brussels 1602-1674 Paris)

    Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Noël de Bullion (d. 1670), half-length, in black with lace collar and sleve, his gloves in his left hand

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    Philippe de Champaigne (Brussels 1602-1674 Paris)
    Portrait of a gentleman, traditionally identified as Noël de Bullion (d. 1670), half-length, in black with lace collar and sleve, his gloves in his left hand
    signed and dated 'PHILS DE CHAMPAIGNE FACIEBAT 1656' (lower left, on stone ledge)
    oil on canvas
    31 5/8 x 25 5/8 in. (80.3 x 65 cm.)


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    Comparison of this painting with Champaigne's now-lost portrait of Bullion, president of the Parlement de Paris, which is known from an engraving by Nicolas de Poilly, clearly demonstrates that the works depict two distinct individuals.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Private [B...] collection; sale, Hôtel des Ventes, Lille, 12 December 1982, p. 35 (illustrated).


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot will be sold without reserve.


    Literature

    B. Dorival, Philippe de Champaigne, 1602-1674: La vie, l'oeuvre, et le catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre, Paris, 1976, I, p. 49; II, p. 96, under no. 166, and p. 188, no. 413 (illustrated).
    B. Dorival, Supplément au Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre de Philippe de Champaigne, Paris, 1992, pp. 34-6, no. 24 (illustrated) and under no. 25.
    R. Beresford 'Book Reviews: Supplément au Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre de Philippe de Champaigne', Burlington Magazine, CXXXV, no. 1087, October 1993, p. 703.