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Attributed to André Bouys (Hyères 1656-1740 Paris)
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Attributed to André Bouys (Hyères 1656-1740 Paris)

A girl knitting

Details
Attributed to André Bouys (Hyères 1656-1740 Paris)
A girl knitting
oil on canvas
36½ x 28½ in. (92.1 x 72.4 cm.)
Provenance
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher, New York, as Nicolas Bernard Lépicié, by whom bequeathed in 1917 to
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Literature
M. Davenport, The Book of Costume, New York, 1948, II, pp. 691-692, no. 1870, as Nicolas Bernard Lépicié.
C. Sterling, 'XV-XVIII Centuries,' The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of French Paintings, Cambridge, MA, 1955, I, pp. 129-130, as a follower of Chardin, close to Françoise Duparc.
Exhibited
Milwaukee, Milwaukee Auditorium and Austin, City Coliseum, Metropolitan Museum $1,000,000 Collection of Old Masters, 7-14 March 1953, p. 23, as Chardin.
Columbus, Columbus Museum of Fine Arts and Crafts, A Centenary of a Great Museum: Old Master Paintings, 1 November 1969-31 October 1970.

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Lot Essay

A pair of pictures attributed to Bouys by Michel and Fabrice Faré (La vie silencieuse en France: la nature morte au XVIIIe siècle, Fribourg, 1976, p. 45, figs. 51 and 52, each 73 x 81 cm, private collection, France) are close in style. One shows a young woman with a pleated cap, apparently a servant, and the other a young man who is probably a servant as well; each is seated at a table with a still life before them.

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