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Louis-Roland Trinquesse (Paris circa 1746-circa 1800)
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Louis-Roland Trinquesse (Paris circa 1746-circa 1800)

A seated woman looking to the right, perhaps Marianne Framery

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Louis-Roland Trinquesse (Paris circa 1746-circa 1800)
A seated woman looking to the right, perhaps Marianne Framery
red chalk, watermark P [star] L MOIS FD
10 5/8 x 7¾ in. (271 x 197 mm.)
Provenance
with P. & D. Colnaghi, London, 1979, where acquired by the present owner.
Literature
Russell, no. 131A.
Exhibited
King's Lynn, Fermoy Gallery, French Drawings of the 17th and 18th Century, 1985, no. 48.
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Lot Essay

It possible that the sitter is Madame de Framery, the subject of numerous drawings in red chalk by Trinquesse. Other sitters for the artist include Louise-Elisabeth Bain and Louise-Charlotte Marini, who share with Madame de Framery the same delicate features, dress and 'English' curls.
It has been suggested that these drawings, which were executed in the mid to late 1770s, are connected to fashion plates. However in the Galeries des Modes et Costumes Français, first published in 1778 and depicting the fashion of the day, there are no plates engraved after Trinquesse.
Similar drawings by Trinquesse were formerly in the Goncourt Collection, Paris (E. Launay, Les Frères Goncourt, collectionneurs de dessins, Paris, 1991, nos. 345-349).
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