NICOLAS DE LARGILLIERRE

Paris 1656-1746 Paris

Portrait de Charles-Léonor Aubry (1673-1728), marquis de Castelnau, conseiller au Parlement de Paris, 1701

Signed and dated, peint par N/de Largillierre 1701


Oil on canvas

54 ¼ x 41 ¾ inches

138 x 106 mm

Provenance

Charles-Léonor Aubry, marquis de Castelnau (1673-1728), Château de Castelnau, near Bourges

Thence by descent in the family until the mid-19th century, when acquired by

M. Jean-Baptiste-Benjamin Lesur, notaire, by whom given to his daughter,

Zoé Lesur, on the occasion of her marriage to Alexandre-Calixte Le Noir de Bequincourt in 1848, by descent to their daughter,

Claire Eléonore, wife of Ghislain Adolphe Marie, marquis de Louvencourt, by descent to

Marquis Robert de Louvencourt, Château de Couin, Pas-de-Calais,

Thence by descent until 2017


Exhibitions

Paris, Palais des Beaux-Arts de la ville de Paris (Petit Palais), Exposition N. de Largillierre, May-June 1928, p. 23, cat. no. 17


Literature

G. Sortais, Da 58, vol. I, Bibliothèque nationale, Cabinet des Estampes, c. 1912

G. Pascal, Largillierre, Paris , 1928, p. 57, cat. no. 17 (as Charles Aubry, maître des Comptes)

J. van Renssalaer Smith, Nicolas Largillierre, A Painter of the Régence, Ph.D dissertation, University of Minnesota, 1964, p. 228-29, plate XV, fig. 58

G. de Lastic, “Largillierre’s Portrait of Madame Aubry,” in The Minneapolis Institute of Arts Bulletin, vol. LXIII, 1976-77, p. 76, fig. 4, pp. 78, 80, note 16

M. N. Rosenfeld, Largillierre, portraitiste du dix-huitième siècle, exhibition catalogue, Montréal, Musée des Beaux-Arts, 1981, p. 128, under cat. no. 20, fig. 20a

Pendant to the Portrait de Catherine Coustard, marquise de Castelnau, épouse de Charles-Léonor Aubray, avec son fils Léonor in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Art.


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