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Jean Chevalier (Paris c. 1725-c.1790)
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Jean Chevalier (Paris c. 1725-c.1790)

Portrait of an elegant lady and her daughter, three-quarter-length, drinking hot chocolate

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Jean Chevalier (Paris c. 1725-c.1790)
Portrait of an elegant lady and her daughter, three-quarter-length, drinking hot chocolate
signed and dated 'chevallier . pinxit . x brc . 1755.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
91.6 x 73 cm.
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 5 November 2002, lot 335.
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Lot Essay

In 18th century France drinking hot chocolate was a pleasure strictly reserved to the aristocracy. Chevalier is known to have worked for the nobility, such as the Duke of Neufville-Villeroy and the archbishop Joseph Languet. Otherwise little is known about this French artist. He was a pupil of Jean Raoux (1677-1734), who is known to have painted portraits as well for the higher society.

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