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An image of Portrait of an officer by Nicolas de de Largillière
Alternate image of Portrait of an officer by Nicolas de de Largillière

Nicolas de de Largillière

(France 10 Oct 1656 – 20 Mar 1746)

Title
Portrait of an officer
Year
circa 1714-circa 1715
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

65.7 x 54.2 cm stretcher; 90.0 x 78.8 x 10.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of James Fairfax AC 1995
Accession number
176.1995
Location
15th–19th c European art
Provenance (4)

The Comtesse Niel, 1928, France, by 1928

Palais Galliera, 02 Dec 1976, Paris/France, lot no. 33

Colnaghi U.S.A., 1985-24 Oct 1988, New York/New York/United States of America, by 1985. Purchased by James Fairfax, 24 October 1988

James Oswald Fairfax AC, 24 Oct 1988-22 Jun 1995, Bowral/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of James Fairfax 1995

Bibliography (9)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, The James Fairfax collection of old masters, Sydney, 1992. no catalogue numbers

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 1995, Sydney, 1995, 56.

Richard Beresford and Peter Raissis, The James Fairfax collection of old master paintings, drawings and prints, Sydney, 2003, 110 (colour illus.), 111-112, 113 (colour illus.). cat.no. 29, illustration on page 113 is a detail

Colnaghi U.S.A., European paintings 1550-1800, New York, 1985, 64, 65 (illus.). cat.no. 21

C. Gronowski, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, 'L'exposition Nicolas de Largillierre au Petit Palais', pg. 321-38, Paris, Jun 1928, 336. note 1

Musée des beaux-arts, Nantes and Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, Visages du Grand Siècle: le portrait français sous le règne de Louis XIV, 1660-1715, Paris, 1997, 153 (illus.). as 'Portrait d'homme' location unknown

Richard Nagy and Martyn Cook (Curators), The inspired spirit: three centuries of European painting, Sydney, 1986, 48, 49 (colour illus.). cat.no. 21

Petit Palais, Paris, Nicolas de Largillierre, Paris, 1928, 20. cat.no. 19

M.N. Rosenfeld, Largillierre and the eighteenth-century portrait, Montreal, 1982, 197. note 7

Exhibition history (5)

Nicolas de Largillierre, Petit Palais, Paris, Paris, 1928–1928

European paintings 1550-1800, Colnaghi U.S.A., New York, 31 Oct 1985–07 Dec 1985

The inspired spirit: three centuries of European painting, DC-Art (David Cook), Woollahra, Sep 1986–Oct 1986

The James Fairfax collection of old masters, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 Apr 1992–14 Jun 1992

The James Fairfax collection of old master paintings, drawings and prints, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 17 Apr 2003–20 Jul 2003