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Portrait of a Man

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Center right, on spine of book: JEAN VANLOO


Private collection, Marseilles [see note 1]. Michele Lazzaroni, Rome; probably sold by Lazzaroni to Ehrich Galleries, New York [see note 2]; March 12, 1908, Ehrich Galleries sale, Fifth Avenue Art Galleries, New York, lot 16, to Holland Art Galleries. March 13, 1915, Vose Galleries, Boston; October 16, 1915, sold by Vose to Amelia Peabody (?) (b. 1890 - d. 1984), Boston [see note 3]; 1937, gift of Miss Amelia Peabody to the MFA [see note 4]. (Accession Date: October 21, 1937) NOTES: [1] The 1908 auction catalogue of Ehrich Galleries specifies that the painting had been purchased from a nobleman from Marseilles. [2] Notes in the MFA curatorial file, taken at the Frick Art Reference Library, identify "Lazzaroni, Rome" as a previous owner of the painting. Ehrich purchased other paintings from Lazzaroni around this time. [3] Amelia Peabody and her father, Frank Peabody, acquired several paintings from Vose Galleries. It is unclear from the information in the curatorial file whether this was sold directly to her or to her father. [4] Accessioned as a painting by Hyacinthe Rigaud.

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Gift of Miss Amelia Peabody


137.5 x 107.0 cm (54 1/8 x 42 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas