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French 18th Century
Portrait of a Woman

K1390
1710
French
c. 1711
oil on canvas
Painting
69.2 x 58.7 cm (27 1/4 x 23 1/8 in)
Watteau, Antoine, 1684-1721
Possibly Abbé Thuelin, Paris. possibly James de Rothschild [1792-1868], Châtea de Boulogne, Paris. possibly Lamorélie, Brittany. possibly Baron de Fourment, Château de Cercamp, near Frévent; possibly (his estate sale, Château de Cercamp, 21-28 April 1892, no. 50, as Bon Portrait de Femme by Largillierre). (Wildenstein & Co., Paris, New York, and London), by 1929; sold December 1944 to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; [1] gift 1946 to NGA. [1] Colin Eisler, Paintings from the Samuel H. Kress Collection: European Schools Excluding Italian, Oxford, 1977: 296-297, gives the possible early provenance without documenting his sources. The memorandum of agreement between Wildenstein & Co. and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for the sale of ten paintings, including Portrait of Sylvia by Jean Antoine Watteau, is dated 28 December 1944 (copy in NGA curatorial files).
1946.7.17
1390
789
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