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Charles-François Pinceloup de la Grange

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Charles-François Pinceloup de la Grange


Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (French, 1715 - 1783)






Oil on canvas

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65.1 × 54.3 cm (25 5/8 × 21 3/8 in.)

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Elegantly attired and wearing a powdered wig, Charles-François Pinceloup de la Grange slightly raises his head and gazes searchingly into the distance. A member of the Orléans nobility, Pinceloup de la Grange had recently received several prestigious government appointments. The painting and a pendant portrait of the sitter's wife may have been intended to celebrate his achievement.

The portrait was painted near the outset of Jean-Baptiste Perronneau's career. Primarily working in the medium of pastel, Perronneau was one of the most prominent and accomplished portraitists in eighteenth-century France. He was especially successful in securing patrons, like Pinceloup de la Grange, in the French provinces.

1747 - 1984

Pinceloup Family (Château de la Motte Longuet, La Ferté-Saint-Cyr, France) [sold, Galerie des Ventes, Orléans, March 15, 1984, lot 111 (with its pendant, lot 110) to Stair Sainty Fine Art, Inc. and Patrick Matthiesen.]


Stair Sainty Matthiesen (London, England) and The Matthiesen Gallery (London, England), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.


Galerie des Ventes d'Orléans, Orléans. Jean-Baptiste Perroneau, 1715-1783: Deux peintures sur toile, la femme au chat, portrait d'un gentilhomme. March 15, 1984, unpaginated, lot 111, ill.

Fredericksen, Burton B. "Recent Acquisitions of Paintings: The J. Paul Getty Museum." Burlington Magazine 127, no. 985 (April 1985), p. 266.

"Acquisitions/1984." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 13 (1985), p. 211, no. 141, ill.

Foucart-Walter, Elisabeth, and Pierre Rosenberg. Le Chat et la palette: Le chat dans la peinture occidentale du XVe au XXe siècle (Paris: Adam Biro, 1987), p. 139.

Rosenberg, Pierre, and Marion C. Stewart. French Paintings, 1500-1825: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (San Francisco: The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1987), p. 247.

Jaffé, David. Summary Catalogue of European Paintings in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), p. 95, ill.

D'Arnoult, Dominique. Jean-Baptiste Perronneau ca. 1715-1783: Un Portraitiste dans l'Europe des Lumieres (Paris: Arthena, 2014), p. 219, no. 38P, ill.