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French School, 18th Century Portrait of the Marquis De LaFayette.

Auction:
2412
Lot:
18
Sold for:
$29,625$25,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2412
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 08, 2008 11:00AM

Description:

French School, 18th Century

Portrait of the Marquis De LaFayette. Signed and dated "G. Bevalet 1788" l.r. Oil on canvas, 24 x 19 1/2 in., in a later molded and gilt-gesso wood frame. Condition: Relined, minor retouch.

Exhibitions: "Harvard Honors Lafayette," Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, c. 1944; two pages from the exhibition catalog with the portrait listing and illustration and the loan label are affixed to the reverse.

Note: The artist "G. Bevalet" was probably the father of the naturalist and amateur painter Antoine Germaine Bevalet (French, 1779-1815).
Estimate $6,000-8,000

The portrait with unobtrusive minor retouch, one area is about 1 1/2 in. dia. to the background located right and up a bit from the figure''s head, several minor tiny specks of retouch on subject''s face, and several scattered small specks and spots of retouch to the background, relined.

Keywords

Antoine Germaine Bevalet, French School, Harvard University, Cambridge, Fogg Museum of Art, Massachusetts, naturalist and amateur painter , head , French nobility, Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, Lafayette, Indiana, Philhellenes

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