7 - 8 October 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE SELIGMANN COLLECTION
This lot is offered without a reserve
Théodore Chassériau (FRENCH, 1819-1856)
Portrait of a gentleman (After Le gentilhomme à l'épée)
signed and inscribed 'Th Chassériau/ apres Van Dyck.' (upper right)
oil on canvas
24 x 19 3/4 in. (61 x 50.2 cm.)
André Seligmann, Paris;
Confiscated from the above by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg (ERR inventory no. Sel 23) before November 1940 and taken to the German Embassy, Paris;
Recovered by the Monuments Fine Arts and Archives Section from Alt Aussee (no. 327);
Transferred to the Munich Central Collecting Point, June 26, 1945 (MCCP no. 401);
Transferred to The Republic of France, September 19, 1946;
Restituted to the heirs of André Seligmann;
By descent to the present owner.
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M. Sandoz, Théodore Chassériau, 1819-1856, Catalogue raisonné des peintures et des estampes, Paris, 1974, pp. 388-89, no. 243, pl. CCIX.
The present work is a fragment after the original composition by Anthony Van Dyck. We are grateful to Peter Miller for his assistance in cataloging this work.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Please note this work is signed and inscribed 'Th Chassériau/ apres Van Dyck.' (upper right). Also, this lot will now be sold subject to a reserve.
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