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Studio of Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659-1743) Louis XIV

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
532
Sold for:
$15,990$13,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 08, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Studio of Hyacinthe Rigaud (French, 1659-1743)

Louis XIV
Unsigned.
Oil on canvas, 32 x 25 3/4 in. (81.0 x 65.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined (c. 1909), scattered retouch, craquelure, surface grime.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Provenance is provided on a handwritten label in French on the stretcher, giving the following information, roughly translated as" the painting belonged to the duc d'Uzès, it presents Louis XIV in an ermine lined cloak. The painting is surely 17th century, from the period of Rigaud. The painting has an old lining. The painting has historic and documentary significance." The label is signed by "Georges Terisse, Arbitre, Expert près le tribunal civil de la Seine " (Georges Terisse, Expert at the Civil Court of the Seine ).

Printed label from "Biblioteque de M. Le Duc d'Uzès, Chateau de Bonnelles" also affixed to the stretcher.

With a modern label from Andre Chenu & Fils, Paris, Transports Internationaux, also on the stretcher.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Craquelure, Hyacinthe, Hyacinthe Rigaud, Louis XIV of France, Retouch, Rigaud

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