January 25, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Lot 30: Francois de Troy French, 1645-1730 Portrait of a Gentleman with an Open Book, circa 1680-85(121 views)
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Francois de Troy
Portrait of a Gentleman with an Open Book, circa 1680-85
Oil on canvas
49 1/2 x 38 1/4 inches (126 x 97 cm)
Private collection, Canada
The attribution has been confirmed by Professor Dominique Breme, Director of the Musee National de l'Ile de France and a noted authority on de Troy's work, who has examined the painting in person. The frame, which is thought to be original, was regilt around 1880; it is signed by the gilder Poulin Villeroy Doreur along the side.
Glue relined. In very good condition. Some touches of restoration to the hands and clothing; a few tiny touches at the lower edge of the chin.
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