Jean Baptiste Santerre circle of - A page at the Versailles Court in Oriental attire - image-1

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Jean Baptiste Santerre circle of - A page at the Versailles Court in Oriental attire

Auction 1231 - overview Cologne
18.11.2023, 11:00 - Old Masters and 19th Century, Part I
Estimate: 8.000 € - 10.000 €
Result: 10.710 € (incl. premium)

Jean Baptiste Santerre circle of

A page at the Versailles Court in Oriental attire

Pastel. 48 x 37 cm.

This pastel drawing shows a detail from the portrait of Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Duchess of Burgundy, painted by Jean Baptiste Santerre in 1709 (see ill. 1). The detail even includes the royal cloak of Louis XV's mother. In addition to large and imposing portraits for the Versailles court, Santerre also created smaller half-length works. His pieces are characterised by a pronounced interest in fanciful costumes and the meticulous rendering of materials and textures.

Provenance

Privat collection Amsterdam. - Italian Kunstkammer collection.

Exhibitions

Centraal Museum der Gemeente Utrecht: Liotard in Netherland, 1985, as the work of J. E. Liotard (label on the reverse).