Jean-Baptiste Greuze (French, 1725-1805)
Un Petit Garçon
Unsigned, identified on labels from the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, Raydon Gallery and Hammer Galleries, both New York (see below), affixed to the frame backing.
Oil on canvas, 16 x 12 3/4 in. (40.5 x 33.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure.
Provenance (as indicated on the Raydon Gallery label): M XXX Paris, 1866; to Sir Charles Robinson, London, 1896; Sedelmeyer Gallery, Paris; Henry Rosenheim, Paris, 1897; Private French Collection, 1900; Newhouse Gallery, New York; Mr. and Mrs. Kimbell, Fort Worth, Texas, c. 1950s; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. c. 1972; through to the current owner.
Exhibitions: Hammer Galleries, New York, Seen and not Heard, Children in Nineteenth Century European and American Paintings, April 11-29, 1978, color illustration, Figure 3.
N.B. In a handwritten addendum to the label from Raydon Gallery, the identity of the sitter is indicated to be Sebastian or Henryk Lubomirski, and the first owners are listed as Prince Stanislaw Lubomirski of Warsaw and Prince Jozef Lubomirski, however, this information is unconfirmed.
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