Portrait of an officer
circa 1714-circa 1715
Nicolas de Largillierre
10 Oct 1656 - 20 Mar 1746
circa 1714-circa 1715
oil on canvas
65.5 x 54.1 cm original canvas; 65.9 x 55.1 cm stretcher; 90.0 x 78.8 x 10.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of James Fairfax AC 1995
Shown in 6 exhibitions
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
European Old Masters 16th-19th Century from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 28 Sep 2017–03 Dec 2017
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The Comtesse Niel, 1928, France, by 1928
Palais Galliera, 02 Dec 1976, Paris/France, sale Palais Galliera, Paris, 2 Dec 1976, 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
Referenced in 10 publications
Art Gallery of New South Wales, The James Fairfax collection of old masters, Sydney, 1992, pp , .
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 1995, Sydney, 1995, pp 24, 56.
Richard Beresford and Peter Raissis, The James Fairfax collection of old master paintings, drawings and prints, Sydney, 2003, pp 111–12, no 29, col illus pp 110, 113 (detail).
Camille Gronowski, Gazette des Beaux-Arts, vol 17, 'L'exposition N. de Largillierre au Petit Palais', Paris, Jun 1928, pp 321–38: p 336 and note 1. 'Rigaud et Largillierre, peintres de mains' by Jean de Cayeux
Unknown and Unknown (Curators), The inspired spirit: three centuries of European painting, Sydney, 1986, p 48, no 21, col illus p 49.
Unknown, European paintings 1550-1800, New York, 1985, p 64, no 21, illus p 65.
Unknown, Largillierre and the eighteenth-century portrait, Montreal, 1982, p 197, note 7.
Études d’art [publiées par le Musée National des Beaux-Arts d’Alger], vol 6, 1951, pp 33–56: p 45, illus fig 2, p 40.
Exposition N. de Largillierre, Paris, 1928, p 20, no 19.
Unknown (Editor), Visages du Grand Siècle: le portrait français sous le règne de Louis XIV, 1660-1715, Paris, 1997, illus p 153. As 'Portrait d'homme' location unknown.