14 April 2011
Jean-Baptiste Huet (Paris 1745-1811)
Portrait of a child, bust-length, in a red coat and white shirt, with a green ribbon
oil on paper laid on canvas, oval
18 1/8 x 14¾ in. (46.1 x 37.5 cm.)
Edmond de Rothschild (his stamp on the reverse), from whom confiscated by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (catalogued as 'Portrait of a Boy' by Nicolas Lépicié, inv. no. R69) intended for the Führer Museum, Linz (no. 1496); transferred to the Munich Collecting Point (inv. no. 3010), repatriated to France and restituted in 1945.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 19 March 1982, lot 117, as 'M.N.B. Lépicié'.
with Harari and Johns, Ltd., London, from whom acquired by the present owner.
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