11 April 2002
Louis Carrogis called Carmontelle (Paris 1717-1806)
Portraits of Béatrix de Choiseul-Stainville, Duchesse de Gramont, seated on a canapé, with her sister-in-law Madame de Stainville and the Comte de Biron
with an inscription on the mount 'La Duchesse de Gramont, Mme. de Stainville, Mr. le Comte de Biron'
black and red chalk, watercolour heightened with white
336 x 235 mm.
René Fribourg, New York and Paris.
Mme Lucienne Fribourg, Sotheby's, London, 16 October 1963, lot 520.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 16 January 1986, lot 122 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. B-119).
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E. Fahy, The Wrightsman Collection, V, New York, 1973, under no. 35.
E. Launay, Les frères Goncourt, collectioneurs de dessins, Paris, 1991, p. 249, under no. 40.
Everett Fahy suggested that the present drawing dates to 1762-63, and mentions two other versions, one in the Musée Condé, Chantilly, and the other formerly in the Goncourt Collection. E. Launay, Les frères Goncourt collectionneurs de dessins, Paris, 1991, no. 40.
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