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Portrait of a Dancer (Mademoiselle Marie Sallé?)

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Before 1937, Samuel Reading Bertron (b. 1865 - d. 1938), New York; by descent to his daughter, Elizabeth Bertron Fahnestock (Mrs. Wladimir W. Bouimistrow), New York and Paris [see note 1]. By 1937, Wildenstein and Co., New York [see note 2]; January 14, 1943, sold by Wildenstein to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964), Boston and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession date: January 8, 1969) NOTES: [1] The provenance information was provided by Wildenstein to Forsyth Wickes at the time of the painting's acquisition. The dealer listed "Mrs. S. Fahnestock" and "Mrs. W. Bouimistrow" separately, although they are the same individual. Elizabeth Bertron was the first wife of Snowden A. Fahnestock; in 1930 she married Wladimir (or Vladimir) Bouimistrow. [2] It was lent by Wildenstein to "An Exhibition of French Paintings of the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries," Cincinnati Art Museum, October 2 - November 7, 1937, no. 12.

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Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

about 1735


Overall: 27.9 x 33cm (11 x 13in.) Framed: 46.4 x 51.4 x 7 cm (18 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on panel