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Lot 43After Louis-Auguste Brun, called Brun de Versoix
Mme. Marie de Lessert on Horseback
Oil on canvas
29 1/4 x 37 inches (44.4 x 94 cm)
Provenance:
Said to have belonged to M. René de Lessert, Chateau de Vincy, Rolle (Vaud, Switzerland)
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Audibert, New York
Mr. and Mrs. John Howell Greenwich CT
[Sale] William Doyle Galleries, Inc., New York, January 11, 1978, lot 285
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Literature:
Daisy Agassiz, Louis Auguste Brun, 1758-1815: un peintre suisse à la Cour de Louis XVI (Lausanne Editions, R. Freudweiler-Spiro, Vaudois, 1931), pp. 8-9; illus. between pp. 6 and 7 (the original paintings)
Joseph Raymond Fournier-Sarlovèze, Louis Auguste Brun: peintre de Marie-Antoinette (Paris, 1911), pp. 85-88 (discussion of the original paintings)
Engraving:
By Robin de Montigny of the original painting, ca. 1785



Sold for $6,300
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Glue relined. Scattered areas of restoration in the sky, including an area behind the horse's haunches. Some lines and the contour of the horse's right foreleg reinforced. Touches of restoration to the sitter's face, hat and jacket; and to the saddle.


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