PIERRE-JEAN DAVID, called DAVID D’ANGERS

Angers 1788-1856 Paris

Charles-Nicolas, baron Fabvier (1782-1855), 1829

Signed and dated on the slate support, beneath the truncation, DAVID / 1829; also, inscribed on the left border with the name of the sitter, Colonel Fabvier


Wax model with traces of plaster on slate

Including the slate support, 5 ¼ x 4 ⅞ inches

13 x 12.4 cm

Provenance

M. Louis-Joseph-Marie-François Pavie (1782-1859), Angers, thence by descent to

Mme. Voisin-Chasle, Angers (her sale: Angers, Hôtel des Ventes du Maine, 14 June 1994, lot 29, illustrated p. 4)

Trinity Fine Art, London, 1995

Matthew Rutenberg (1956-2019), New York

By descent


Exhibitions

New York, Trinity Fine Art at Newhouse Galleries, Old Master Drawings and European Works of Art, 4-18 May 1995, pp. 144-45, cat. no. 129, illustrated


Literature

Cf. G. Chesnau and C. Metzger, Les Oeuvres de David d’Angers, Angers, 1934, p. 217, cat. no. 553, for the example of the bronze medallion in the Musée d’Angers

Cf. J. G. Reinis, The Portrait Medallions of David d’Angers, New York, 1999, p. 174, cat. no. 174, illustrated, for an example of the bronze medallion


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