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John Singer Sargent: Portrait, Oil on Canvas

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John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925), portrait of Madame La Comtesse Jacques De Ganay, oil on canvas. Signed and dated upper left, "John S. Sargent, 1885." [28 3/4" x 19 3/4"]. Provenance: La Comtesse de Ganay (the sitter) By descent, 1933 Sold: Morelle & Marchandet, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, June 14, 1999, lot 44 Sold: Morelle & Marchandet, Drouot Richelieu, Paris, May 4, 2000, lot 32 Hammer Galleries, New York Literature: Richard Ormond and Elaine Kilmurray, John Singer Sargent: The Later Portraits, vol. 3, New Haven, Connecticut, 2003, no. 617, pp. 279, 309, illustrated Madame La Comtessse Jacques de Ganay was the third daughter of Jaquelin Armand Charles, Duc de Maillé and his wife Jeanne d'Osmond. She married Jacques Comte de Ganay in 1874 and the couple lived in the château at Visigneux and at a private residence in Paris. La Comtesse Jacques De Ganay was a promrnant member of Parisian high society. She is mentioned in Prouts' account (under the pen name of Tout-Pais) of "A Literary Feast At Versailles" which was attended by just about everyone in Sargent's world. [28 3/4 by 19 3/4 inches]. The canvas is unlined and there is frame abrasion at edges. There are stretcher bar marks visible at the left and right edges of the oval. There is fine surface cracking in her hair and hat. Under UV: there is inpainting to address frame abrasion and there is a four inch horizontal line of inpainting next to the sitter's proper left shoulder with a corresponding patch on the reverse to address a repaired tear. There are some other scattered pin dots of inpainting in the background and in her hair.
Condition
The canvas is unlined and there is frame abrasion at edges. There are stretcher bar marks visible at the left and right edges of the oval. There is fine surface cracking in her hair and hat. Under UV: there is inpainting to address frame abrasion and there is a four inch horizontal line of inpainting next to the sitter's proper left shoulder with a corresponding patch on the reverse to address a repaired tear. There are some other scattered pin dots of inpainting in the background and in her hair.
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John Singer Sargent: Portrait, Oil on Canvas

Estimate $60,000 - $80,000Nov 07, 2020
Starting Price $50,000
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