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Lot 151: FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH BÉLANGER (PARIS 1744-1818) The interior of the bedroom in

Est: $4,000 USD - $6,000 USDSold:
Christie'sJanuary 27, 2021New York, NY, US

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FRANÇOIS-JOSEPH BÉLANGER (PARIS 1744-1818) The interior of the bedroom in Versailles of Marie-Thérèse de Savoie, comtesse d'Artois, on the day of the birth of Louis-Antoine d'Artois, duc d'Angoulême, on 6 August 1775 inscribed in black ink ‘L’INTÉRIEUR DE LA CHAMBRE de Madame, COMTESSE D’ARTOIS, À VERSAILLES,/ le Jour de la naissance de S.A.R. Monseigneur Le Duc D’Angoulême le 6 Août 1775./ Offert par BELANGER, Dessinateur de la chambre et du cabinet de Leurs ALTESSES ROYALES.’ pen and black ink, watercolor 9º x 14.5 in. (24 x 36.5 cm.) Marie-Thérèse de Savoie (1756-1805) was married to Charles-Philippe de France (1757-1836), who reigned from 1824 until 1830 as King Charles X. François-Joseph Bélanger was one of the most influential architectdesigners of the fashionable gout étrusque or arabesque of the 1770s and 1780s. He was the favorite architect of the Comte d’Artois, for whom he famously built the Pavillon de Bagatelle in 1777 in just nine weeks, the result of a 100,000 livres wager with Marie-Antoinette. His other clients were among the elite of Paris society, including the duchesse de Mazarin and the duc d’Aumont, who was in charge of the menus plaisirs at the royal court.

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The Collection of Mr. & Mrs. John H. Gutfreund 834 Fifth Avenue

January 27, 2021, 10:00 AM EST

20 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, NY 10020, US


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