Nicolas de Largillière (French 1656-1746) Portrait of Monsieur Aubert

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Description

Nicolas de Largillière (French 1656-1746)

Portrait of Monsieur Aubert, General Director of the Bridges and Roads of France, three-quarter-length, by a writing table

Inscribed A Monsieur/M*nsi*** Aubert/Controlle* général des Ponts/ Chaussée de france

Oil on canvas laid on panel

134.5 x 103cm; 53 x 40½in

Provenance:

Arnold S. Kirkeby (1901-1962);

By whom given to Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1955;

By whom sold, Sotheby's, New York, 10 January 1991, lot 82;

Christie's, London, 7 July 2010, lot 186, where purchased after the sale by the executors of the late Edmund de Rothschild (1916-2009);

The Trustees of Exbury House

Literature:

R. Brown, Bulletin of the Art Division, Los Angeles County Museum, VIII, 1957, pp.8-9, no. 4;

S. Schaefer and P. Husco, European Paintings and Sculpture in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles, 1987), p. 53, illustrated, as dated c. 1735;

To be included in the forthcoming Catalogue raisonné de l'Oeuve de Nicolas de Largillière, by Dr Dominique Brême, as a work of c.1725-1730