New York, East
29 May 2001
THE ESTATE OF FRANK JOHNSON HIGHTOWER
Attributed to Jean-Martial Frédou (Fontaney-le-Père 1711-1795 Versailles)
Portrait of the Comte d'Artois, small bust length, in a pink jacket, with the Order of Saint Esprit
with inscription on the stretcher 'Provenant du Chateau des Comtes de Reiset pres du Creuze ... portrait du comte d'Artois'.
oil on canvas
8 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. (22.5 x 18 cm.)
Comtes de Reiset.
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The title of Comte d'Artois was given by Louis XV to his youngest son who was to become Charles X, King of France (1824-1830). His eldest brother, Louis XVI, triggered the French Revolution in 1789.
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