Sale 21CN05 | Lot 3

Circle of Elizabeth Vigee LeBrun

Catalogue: Old Master Paintings and Silver
Circle of Elizabeth Vigee LeBrun

Lot Details

Lot 3
Circle of Elizabeth Vigee LeBrun
Portrait of a Lady said to be Mme. de Bellegarde
Oil on canvas, ovoid
29 3/4 x 24 1/4 inches (75.5 x 61.5 cm)
Christies London, February 20, 1953, lot 84
With Newhouse Galleries, New York, 1956, where acquired by the father of the present owner
Property of an Ohio Estate
The Magazine Antiques, February 1954
The Magazine Antiques, July 1956
The sitter in this portrait has been traditionally identified as Adelaide Victoire Noyel de Bellegarde, known as Adele de Bellegarde (1772-1830). The daughter of an aristocratic family from Savoy, Adele de Bellegarde was imprisoned in Paris during the Reign of Terror. She was released after the fall of Robespierre, and thereafter enjoyed an active social life among the Parisian intelligentsia. In this milieu she met the painter Jacques-Louis David, who chose her as the model for one of the Sabine Women in the foreground of his 1799 painting Les Sabines, now in the Louvre.

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for $8,190 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Glue relined. Inpainted cracks on the sitter's face, neck and chest; a repaired hole on her left cheek. Restoration to the lace ruff. A few touches elsewhere.

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Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for $8,190 (includes buyer's premium)

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