13 October 2009
After Caspar Netscher
Portrait of Madame de Montespan with her infant son the Duc de Maine
with signature and date 'C Netscher. Fec. 1671.' (lower left)
oil on metal
47.2 x 36.2 cm.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 9-10 April 1986, lot 26 as 'Caspar Netscher'.
with J. van Haeften, London, where probably bought by the present owner.
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M.E. Wieseman, Caspar Netscher and Late Seventeenth-Century Dutch painting, Doornspijk, 2002, pp. 243-4, no. 106, under i, as possibly a studio replica.
After the original in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden.
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