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Lot 152: Portrait of a young boy, bust length, in a striped vest and grey jacket

Old Master Paintings

by Christie's

October 4, 2007

New York, NY, USA

Martin Drolling (1752-1817) Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts

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Description: Martin Drolling Oberbergheim 1752-1817 Paris
Portrait of a young boy, bust length, in a striped vest and grey jacket
signed and dated 'Drolling.f./1792' (lower right)
oil on canvas, oval
21 5/8 x 17 7/8 in. 54.9 x 45.4 cm.

Notes: Property from a Texas Collection


This engaging portrait was painted by Martin Drölling in 1792, only a year before the artist first exhibited at the Salon du Louvre. The sitter is unidentified but can be compared with the Portrait of the artist's son, Michel-Martin, as a drummer (sold, Sotheby's, New York, 30 January 1998, lot 157). In this portrait the signs of childhood, the spinning top and drum, are absent, leaving the sitter with an earnest, independent character.


Provenance: Baron d'Olbach, Paris, by 1860.
with Pieter de Boer, Amsterdam.
with Newhouse Galleries, New York, from whom purchased by
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne H. Hammon, Houston, and by descent to the present owners.

Artist or Maker: Martin Drolling Oberbergheim 1752-1817 Paris

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