24 - 25 June 2010
Follower of Ferdinand Voet
Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as the Marquise de Montespan, standing three-quarter-length
oil on canvas
46¼ x 35¾ in. (117.4 x 90.7 cm.)
Sir Hugh Seely; Christie's, London, 16 May 1930, lot 147, as 'attributed to Mignard' (28 gns to Fraser).
Countess Stanislas Orlowska; Christie's, New York, 31 January 1997, lot 87, as 'Mignard' ($11,500).
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F. Petrucci, Ferdinand Voet (1639-1689), detto Ferdinando de' Ritratti, Rome, 2005, p. 95, fig. 94, as 'French painter influenced by Voet (?)'.
Dott. Petrucci notes that the portrait is of high quality and combines both Roman and French motifs - with specific references to Ferdinand Voet, Carlo Maratta and Giovanni Battista Gaulli, il Baciccio.
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