New York, Park Avenue
21 October 1997
French School, circa 1790
Portrait of a Boy, seated half length at a table, wearing a white ruffled shirt, a blue striped waistcoat, a blue jacket and a gold earring
oil on canvas
25¼ x 18 7/8in. (64 x 48cm.)
Comte and Comtesse de Naliche, Paris, by 1926 (when the painting was attributed to Vigée Le Brun and the sitter identified as François-Louis, Chevalier de Vauréal (1761-1785), natural son of Louis-François Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Conti).
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[Author unknown], Correspondance De Létranger: Un Exposition d'Art Français ©a Bruxelles, Beaux-Arts, revue d'information artistique, April 15, 1925, no. 8, p. 125 as Vigée Le Brun and depicting the Chevalier Vauréal.
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