• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 2282

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings, & Watercolors

    27 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 297

    Studio of Hyacinthe Rigaud (Perpignan 1659-1743 Paris)

    Portrait of a military officer, three-quarter-length, in a breastplate, wearing the Order of Saint-Esprit

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    Estimate

    Studio of Hyacinthe Rigaud (Perpignan 1659-1743 Paris)
    Portrait of a military officer, three-quarter-length, in a breastplate, wearing the Order of Saint-Esprit
    oil on canvas
    54½ x 41¾ in. (138.5 x 106 cm.)


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    There is a closely related drawing by Rigaud in the Staatliche Sammlung Albertina, Vienna (see H. Widauer, ed., Die französischen Zeichnungen der Albertina. Vom Barock bis zum beginnenden Rokoko, Vienna, 2004, p. 194, no. F.976, pl. XXXIV).

    Provenance

    Comtesse de Segouy Collection, Bayonne.
    Georges Wildenstein, by 1934;
    Confiscated by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg, August 1940, from Chateau de Moyre, Coloumbiers;
    Acquired by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göering;
    Returned to Paris through the Munich Central Collecting Point, May 1946;
    Restituted to the Wildenstein family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE


    Literature

    Répertoire des biens spoliés en France pendant la guerre, 1939-1945, Berlin, 1947, II, no. 1328.


    Exhibited

    Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, Cinco siglos de arte francés, 24 May-24 June 1977, no. 15, as 'Rigaud'.