Sale 05CN01 | Lot 1137

Jean-Baptiste Santerre

Catalogue: Important English and Continental

Lot Details

Lot 1137
Jean-Baptiste Santerre
French 1651-1717
THE REGENT, PHILIPPE DUC D'ORLEANS AND HIS MISTRESS MADELEINE DE LA VIEUVILLE, MADAME DE PARABERE, AS ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN
Oil on canvas
90 x 67 inches (228.6 x 170.2 cm.)

Provenance:
Abbe de Champernon
Collection Blondel de Gagny
Sale: Blondel, Dec. 10-24, 1776, no. 218
Sale: Beaujon, April 25,1787, no.91
Sale: M. Lenglier and others, April 6 1789, no.109
Sale: Tolozan, February 23, 1801, 105
Possibly sale Destanieres, Nov. 16, 1816
Imperial Collection, Vienna, as of 1846
Private Collection, New Jersey
Private Collection, Colorado

Literature:
Mercure de France, December 1717, p.193 and September 1718, p.73
Voltaire, Essay sur l'histoire general et sur les moeurs et l'esprit des nations, depuis Charlemagne jusqua' a nos jours, Geneva, Cramer, 1756 vol. VII, p.314
A.J. Dezaillier D'Argenville, Abrege de la vie des plus fameux peintres, 1762 vol. IV, p.261
A. Potiquet, Jean-Baptiste Santerre, peintre, sa vie et son oeuvre, Paris, 1878, p.14 and 21
G.W. Lundberg "J.-B. Santerre 1651-1717, Kring Nagra av Hans Tavlor I Svierge", Startryck ur tidskrift fur Konstvetenskap, 1933, p.14
C. Lesne, "Jean-Baptiste Santerre 1651-1717," Memoire de l'Ecole du Louvre, 1985, vol. II , p.4-5
C. Lesne, " Jean-Baptiste Santerre 1651-1717," Bulletin de la Societe de l'histoire de l'Art francais, 1988, p. cat no. 1 (as lost)

Engraved:
Francois-Anne David for the Cabinet du Roi, vol. I, p.32

Painted for the Abbe de Champeron, a friend of the artist, the present work is one of two large scale portraits the artist painted of the Regent and his official mistress. The other depicting the Regent in armor and Madame de Parabere as Minerva now hangs in the Trianon at Versailles (MV370, INV7839, LP972).

A replique of a much smaller size is recorded (C. Lecarpentier, Galerie des peintres celebres avec des remarques sur le genre de chaque maitre, Paris, Strasbourg, London, 1821, note p.162). A modello for the painting was sold at Sotheby's New York, January 28,1999, lot 444 for $40,250

Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000
Sold for $276,800 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Relined. craquelure throughout, 10 inch vertical tear upper right. 2 inch vertical scratch through paint on chest of seated dog. scateres discolored inpainting to minor losses and carquelure fill. substantial repainting of muzzle and head of seated dog. abraisions around the head of the serpent.


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Estimate: $80,000 - $120,000
Sold for $276,800 (includes buyer's premium)

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Important English and Continental

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