JEAN-BAPTISTE ANDRÉ GAUTIER DAGOTY (1740-1786) AFTER FRANÇOIS-HUBERT DROUAIS (1727-1775)
JEAN-BAPTISTE ANDRÉ GAUTIER DAGOTY (1740-1786) AFTER FRANÇOIS-HUBERT DROUAIS (1727-1775)
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JEAN-BAPTISTE ANDRÉ GAUTIER DAGOTY (1740-1786) AFTER FRANÇOIS-HUBERT DROUAIS (1727-1775)

Madame du Barry being offered a Cup of Coffee by her Page Zamore

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JEAN-BAPTISTE ANDRÉ GAUTIER DAGOTY (1740-1786) AFTER FRANÇOIS-HUBERT DROUAIS (1727-1775)
Madame du Barry being offered a Cup of Coffee by her Page Zamore
mezzotint printed in colours, circa 1770, on laid paper, watermark AUVERGNE, a very good impression of his rare print, the white lace printing with much finely detailed relief, trimmed on or just inside the platemark with thread margins in places, a very short tear at lower right, a few small nicks and minor creases at the sheet edges and corners, the subject generally in good condition: together with Portait of the Duc de la Vrillière by the same hand, mezzotint printed in colours, 1772, on laid paper, without watermark, a good impression, with margins, a crease across upper right sheet corner in the margin, a printer's crease and a faded ink inscription relating to the sitter in the lower margin, generally in good condition
Sheet 403 x 315 mm.
Plate 240 x 197 mm., Sheet 273 x 214 mm.
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Provenance
Henri-Jean Thomas (b. 1872), Paris (Lugt 1378); his sale, M. Rousseau, Paris, 17 June 1948 (275,000 FF); this impression of Mme. du Barry cited in Lugt).
Literature
Portalis & Béraldi 3
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Lot Essay

Portalis & Béraldi praised the portrait of Madame du Barry as 'des plus recherchés, n'est rien que beau'. It is particularly remarkable for the intricate relief with which the lace and table cloth is printed, giving the illustion of real textiles.
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