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Presumed Portrait of Chevalier de Damery

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Provenance

By 1866, Boittelle Collection, Paris; April 24, 1866, sold at Boittelle sale, Paris, lot 61, and bought by Boiset. By 1904, Princess Mathilde; May 17, 1904, sold at Mathilde sale, Chevallier, Paris, lot 34 [as "Portrait of a Knight of Saint Louis"]. By 1979, Mr. David Ames, Mr. Oliver F. Ames, and Mrs. Peter S. Thompson, Boston [see note 1]; 1982, sold by Mr. David Ames, Mr. Oliver F. Ames, and Mrs. Peter S. Thompson to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 10, 1982) NOTES: [1] lent by Mrs. David Ames, Mr. Oliver F. Ames, and Mrs. Peter S. Thompson to the MFA on May 31, 1979. (loan number: 58.1979)

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund

about 1765

Dimensions

65.1 x 55.2 cm (25 5/8 x 21 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1982.140

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Collections

Europe

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