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Portrait of a Family in an Interior

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Around the 1920s, with Chenue, Paris [see note 1]. 1934, Madame la Baronne de Testa, Paris [see note 2]. January 19, 1982, anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, lot 42 [see note 3], to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 10, 1982) NOTES: [1] An old label from the Chenue shipping firm, which may date to around the 1920s, remains on the reverse of the painting. Partially obliterated, it appears to read "Rosenbaum." [2] She lent this to the exhibition "Peintres de la Réalité en France au XVIIe siècle" (Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 1934), cat. no. 145, in which it was unattributed and called "Le Comte de la Rochette de Bassieux avec sa famille." [3] Attributed in the catalogue to P. Bergaigne.

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

about 1700


46.4 x 55.5 cm (18 1/4 x 21 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas