20 April 2007
A CIRCULAR TINTED-PLASTER PROFILE RELIEF PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN
POSSIBLY WORKSHOP OF JOSEPH CHINARD (1756-1813), EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Depicted facing right and wearing a buttoned-coat, in a Louis XVI style blue-painted and giltwood frame and inscribed 'SEVERE AUX ENEMIS MAIS POUR TOUT AUTRE HUMAIN SON COEUR EST DUN FRANCAIS SON AME DUN ROMAIN' and 'Chinard a lyon le 10 Termin...', the reverse with paper labels inscribed 'Collection Gabriel Cognacq', 'Vente Gabriel Coqnac 10 December 1952 no. 25 Vente du Comte de Penha-Longa 1er Dec 1911 Galerie Georges Petit...', '9477' and '10' twice and inscribed in black ink 'No. 2567' and '23...'
9¾ in. (25 cm.) diameter; 13 in. (33 cm.) diameter overall
[possibly] Comte de Penha-Longa, sold Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 1 December 1911.
Gabriel Cognacq, sold Paris, 10 December 1952, lot 25.
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[Possibly] M. Germain Bapst, Catalogue des sculptures par Joseph Chinard de Lyon (1756-1813) formant la collection de M. le comte de Penha-Longa, Paris, 1911, no. 10.
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