Portrait of Théophile Van Robais

Object Details

Title:

Portrait of Théophile Van Robais

Artist/Maker:

Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (French, 1715 - 1783)

Culture:

French

Place:

France (Place created)

Date:

1770

Medium:

Pastel on paper, mounted on canvas

Object Number:

2005.52

Dimensions:

74.3 × 57.5 cm (29 1/4 × 22 5/8 in.)

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Provenance
1770 -

Van Robais Family (Abbeville, France), commissioned from the artist, 1770.

- 1898

Antoine-Français Marmontel, 1816 - 1898 (Paris, France) [sold, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, March 26, 1898, lot 44, to Paul Emile Marius Paulme.]

1898 -

Paul Emile Marius Paulme, 1863 - 1929 (Paris, France)

by 1908 - at least 1929

Georges Dormeuil, 1846 - 1939 (Paris, France)

1979

Private Collection [sale, Ader Picard Tajan, Paris, June 15, 1979, lot 35.]

- about 1985

Alain Tarica (New York, New York)

about 1985 - 2005

Private Collection (Switzerland), sold through Daniella Luxembourg (London, England) to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005.

Exhibitions
Exposition des Cent Pastels du XVIIIe Siècle (May 18 to June 10, 1908)
  • Galerie Georges Petit (Paris), May 18 to June 10, 1908
Pastels in Pieces (January 16 to July 29, 2018)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 16 to July 29, 2018
Eighteenth-Century Pastel Portraits (August 28, 2018 to March 10, 2019)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 28, 2018 to March 10, 2019
Bibliography

Hôtel Drouot, Paris. Tableaux anciens et meubles, sculptures du XVIe siècle. March 26, 1898, lot 44.

Roger-Milès, Léon. Maîtres du XVIIIe siècle: Cent pastels [...] (Paris: G. Petit, 1908), p. 62, no. 76.

Exposition des cent pastels du XVIIIe siècle, exh. cat. (Paris: Galerie Georges Petit, 1908), no. 76.

Vaillat, Léandre, and Paul Ratouis de Limay. J. B. Perronneau (1715-1783): sa vie et son oeuvre (Paris: F. Gittler, 1909), p. 104, no. 126, pl. 44.

Vaillat, Léandre, and Paul Ratouis de Limay. J. B. Perronneau (1715-1783): sa vie et son oeuvre (1923; rev. ed., Paris: G. van Oest, 1929), pp. 108-9.

Ader Picard Tajan, Paris. June 15, 1979, lot 35.

Jeffares, Neil, s.v. "Perroneau, Jean-Baptiste." In Dictionary of Pastellists Before 1800 (London: Unicorn Press, 2006), p. 409, ill.

Jeffares, Neil, s.v. "Perroneau, Jean-Baptiste." In Dictionary of Pastellists Before 1800, http://www.pastellists.com/Articles/Perronneau1a.pdf (accessed November 12, 2015; pdf dated September 22, 2015), p. 10, ill.

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