10 November 2008
Circle of Philippe de Champaigne (Brussels 1602-1674 Paris)
Portrait of a gentleman, three-quarter-length, in a black costume
oil on canvas
106.8 x 90.3 cm.
J.H. Ressing, Delft (according to a label on reverse).
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B. Dorrival, Philippe de Champaigne, 1602-1674, Paris, 1976, p. 188, no. 412, as Philippe de Champaigne.
Judging from his costume, the sitter was probably an echevin, a member of the Council of Paris. We are grateful to Dr. Nicolas Sainte Fare Garnot of the Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, for his help in cataloguing this lot (verbal communication, 17 June 2008).
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