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The Duke of Saint Aignan Investing Girolamo Vaini, Prince of Cantalupe and Duke of Selci, with the Insignia of a Knight of the Holy Spirit and more art by Pierre Subleyras

The Duke of Saint Aignan Investing Girolamo Vaini, Prince of Cantalupe and Duke of Selci, with the Insignia of a Knight of the Holy Spirit, 1737
50 x 40 cm (h x w)
Oil on canvas

PROVENANCE

Collection of the artist H. Lemonnier, Paris; his sale, Paris, 26–27 November 1810, lot 16. In 1861, Louis, Comte de Sinéty (1811–1865), Aix-en Provence; Lieuville, Toul; with Fabius, Paris; acquired in October 1922 by Maurice Hottinguer, Château de Guermantes; by descent; private collection, Paris.

EXHIBITIONS

Marseilles, Concours général. Exposition régionale des Beaux-Arts, 1861, no. 984
Paris, Musée du Luxembourg, Subleyras 1699–1749, 20 February–26 April 1987
Rome, Académie de France, Villa Médicis, Subleyras 1699–1749, 18 May–19 July 1987

LITERATURE

Probably V. Papillon de la Ferté, Extraits d'ouvrages sur la vie des peintres, Paris, 1776.
Probably Gault de Saint-Germain, Guide de l'amateur de peinture, Paris, 1841, vol. 2, p. 279. Léon Lagrange, “Exposition régionale des Beaux-Arts à Marseille” Gazette des Beaux-Arts 11 (1861), p. 544.
Marius Chaumelin, Les trésors d'art de la Provence exposés à Marseille en 1861, Paris and Marseille, 1862, p. 257.
Odette Arnaud, “Subleyras” in Louis Dimier, ed., Les peintres français du XVIIIe siècle. Histoire des vies et catalogue des oeuvres (Paris and Brussels, 1930), vol. 2, p. 59 and pp. 80–81, no. 101. Boris Lossky, L'art français et l’Europe aux XVIIème et XVIIIème siècles, exh. cat., Musée national de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1958, mentioned under the entry no. 40.
Michel Le Moël and Pierre Rosenberg, “La collection de tableaux du duc de Saint-Aignan et le catalogue de sa vente illustré par Gabriel de Saint-Aubin” Revue de l'Art (1969), no. 6, p. 53, note 11.
Pierre Rosenberg and Olivier Michel, Subleyras 1699–1749, exh. cat. Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, and Académie de France, Villa Médicis, Rome, 1987, p. 214, no. 43, illustrated.
Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée and Philippe Durey, Settecento. Le siècle de Tiepolo. Peintures italiennes du XVIIIe siècle exposées dans les collections publiques françaises, exh. cat. Musée des beaux-arts, Lyon and Palais des beaux-arts, Lille, 2000–1, mentioned p. 242.



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