Lot Details

Lot 48
French School
19th Century
Portrait of an Officer said to be Admiral Francois-Joseph Paul de Grasse
Oil on canvas
Oval, 25 3/4 x 20 3/4 inches (65.5 x 52.7 cm)
Lieutenant General des Armees Navales Francois-Joseph Paul, marquis de Grasse Tilly and comte de Grasse (13 September 1722 - 11 January 1788) was a French admiral during the last days of the Ancienne Regime. His decisive defeat of the British fleet in the Battle of the Chesapeake in September 1781 led directly to Lord Cornwallis's surrender to George Washington at Yorktown.

C Estate of Oliver D. Filley

Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $1,125 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

After an 18th Century original. Dark varnish, surface grime. Craquelure, visible stretch marks.

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Estimate: $400 - $600
Sold for $1,125 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts/Old Master Paintings

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