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HYACINTHE RIGAUD (PERPIGNAN 1659-1743 PARIS)
Property from the Collection of Professor and Mrs. Jonathan Brown
HYACINTHE RIGAUD (PERPIGNAN 1659-1743 PARIS)

Portrait of the sculptor Pierre Puget

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HYACINTHE RIGAUD (PERPIGNAN 1659-1743 PARIS)
Portrait of the sculptor Pierre Puget
black and white chalk, partly stumped, on grey-blue paper
11 x 9 in. (27.9 x 22.9 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's South Kensington, London, 21 April 1998, lot 180 (as Circle of Rigaud).
Literature
A. James-Sarazin, Hyacinthe Rigaud, 1659-1743, Dijon, 2016, II, no. D.144, ill.

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The identity of the sitter of this portrait is confirmed by the resemblance with engravings such as that from 1732 by Edmé Jeaurat. As the letter of this print details, it is based on a work by the sculptor’s son François (1651-1707), now at the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. 7345; M.-C. Gloton, Pierre et François Puget peintres baroques, Aix-en-Provence, 1985, p. 130, no. 8, ill. 117). The sculpture on which the artist rests his arm is the head of Puget’s masterpiece, representing the antique wrestler Milo of Croton, now also at the Louvre. The authorship of our drawing, which is unfinished, is evident in the sensitive rendering of the face and the drapery, and the painstakingly precise execution of these passages, characteristic of the majority of Rigaud’s preserved drawings.

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