PROPERTY OF CAILLEUX, PARIS

French School, early 18th century
PROPERTY OF CAILLEUX, PARIS French School, early 18th century

Portrait of a Gentleman with a Glove, three-quarter length

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PROPERTY OF CAILLEUX, PARIS

French School, early 18th century
Portrait of a Gentleman with a Glove, three-quarter length
oil on canvas
31 x 25in. (80 x 64cm.)
Provenance
Henri Lapauze.
Madame Pomaret.
Baronne Cassel van Doorn; sale, Charpentier, Paris, 30 May 1956, lot 33 as French School 18th century.
Exhibited
Paris, Galerie Cailleux, Ames et Visages de France, 1965, no. 65, as Jean-Franois de Troy.

Lot Essay

This compelling portrait is widely admired, but it has long resisted identification. The sitter remains unknown and the painting has been variously attributed, without much conviction, to Antoine Watteau, Jean-Franois de Troy, and Giambattista Tiepolo. Although it bears certain similarities to the style of de Troy, it is possible that the portrait is by an unidentified Italian artist.

In a Rgence carved giltwood frame, with cartouche centers and corners flanked by pierced c-scrolls, trailing foliage and flowers; sandwork and rocaille sight edge.
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