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image of Joseph Bonnier de la Mosson Jean-Marc Nattier (artist)
French, 1685 - 1766
Joseph Bonnier de la Mosson, 1745
oil on canvas
overall: 137.9 x 105.4 cm (54 5/16 x 41 1/2 in.) framed: 177.8 x 144.78 x 15.24 cm (70 x 57 x 6 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1961.9.30
On View
From the Tour: 18th-Century France — Chardin and Portraiture
Object 7 of 11

Provenance

Duc de Mailly; Théodore Richard [1782-1859], Paris; (his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 19-20 and 22 March 1858, no. 176, with sitter misidentified as Portrait of Bouffon). (sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 27 March 1877, no. 42, with sitter misidentified as Portrait of Bouffon); Gustave Rothan; (his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 29-31 May 1890, no. 176, as Portrait of a Man); L. Cahen d'Anvers,[1] Paris, by 1900; A. de Rothschild, by 1906; (Thos. Agnew and Sons, Ltd., London), by 4 May 1936; comte X...; (his sale, Galerie Jean Charpentier, Paris, 18 March 1937, lot A); purchased by Damidot.[2] (Galerie Cailleux, Paris), by 1952;[3] purchased 1954 by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York; gift 1961 to NGA.

[1] In all probability, the French banker comte Louis-Raphaël Cahen d'Anvers (1837-1922); see Colin Bailey's entry for Renoir's Portrait of Alice and Élisabeth Cahen d'Anvers (Museu de Arte de Sao Paolo Assis Chateaubriand), in Colin Bailey, Renoir's Portraits: Impressions of an Age, exh. cat.; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Art Institute of Chicago; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth; New Haven, 1997: 180-182, no. 38, and notes on 306-307.

[2] This was reported in the Gazette de l'Hôtel Drouot, 20 March 1937: 1.

[3] The painting was lent by Cailleux to the 1952 exhibition at the Galerie Charpentier in Paris.

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