London, South Kensington
30 April 2015
Firmin Massot (Geneva 1766-1849)
Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Julie Masbou, neé Garrigues, full-length, in a golden dress with a turban, in an elegant interior, a landscape beyond
oil on canvas, unlined
37 ¾ x 27 ¼ in. (83 x 69.5 cm.)
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J. Crosnier, 'La peinture à l'exposition du Centenaire' in Nos Anciens et leurs oeuvres, Geneva, 1917, p. 52, illustrated p. 51.
(Probably) Geneva, Firmin Massot, 1860, no. 26.
The present lot is sold with a certificate of authenticity by Ms Valerie Louzier-Gentaz, 2001.
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