Sale 08CN03 | Lot 2011

Circle of Donat Nonotte Portrait of Madame Geoffrin

Catalogue: Important English & Continental
Circle of Donat Nonotte Portrait of Madame Geoffrin

Lot Details

Lot 2011
Circle of Donat Nonotte Portrait of Madame Geoffrin
Portrait of Madame Geoffrin
Inscribed Madame Geoffrin on the stretcher
Oil on canvas
28 1/2 x 23 inches (72.4 x 58.4 cm)

Marie Therese Rodet Geoffrin (1699-1777) was noted for her artistic and literary evenings in Paris beginning around 1748. She held two dinners a week, on Mondays for artists and Wednesday for writers. She also received many distinguished visitors from aboad, including the Scottish philosopher David Hume and the English writer Horace Walpole, who described her circle in a number of letters to friends at home. He portrayed her as a model of common sense who acted as mother and mentor to her guests, many of whom were indebted to her generosity.

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for $13,750 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Frame rubbing. Wax-lined. Heavy craquelure. 1'' spot of inpainting at upper left, strengthening in her bodice and necklace. Also inpainting along the bottom edge as well as minute spots in the woman's face and at upper right quadrant. Condition commensurate with age.

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Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for $13,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Important English & Continental

Wed, Oct 22, 2008 at 10am EDT
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