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Lefebvre was one of the outstanding portrait painters during the reign of King Louis XIV. He was born at Fontainebleau, where his father was one of the painters involved in the decoration of the palace. In his youth, Claude too worked there in the studio of Claude d'Hoey. He then moved to Paris...

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Inscription

Verso, lower right in graphite pencil: ANi 26

Marks

Verso, center, in pen and black ink -- signature of P. Mariette 1708 (Lugt Verso, stamped in blue ink -- mark of André-Jean Hachette (Lugt 132)

Provenance

Pierre Mariette (1634-1716, Paris, cf. Lugt 1787-94), 1708; Andre-Jean Hachett (1873-1952, Paris, Lugt, 132); Hill-Stone (New York); from whom purchased by MFA, 19 September 2007.

Credit Line

Katherine E. Bullard Fund in memory of Francis Bullard

about 1660

Catalogue Raisonné

Robert-Dumesnil 1; Inventaire du fonds français 1

Dimensions

Sheet: 25.8 x 20.7 cm (10 3/16 x 8 1/8 in.) Image: 24 x 19 cm (9 7/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2007.726

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