Baron Dominique-Vivant DENON (Chalon-sur-Saone 1747 - Paris 1825)

A Seated Woman Wearing a Feathered Hat

Pen and brown ink, over a black chalk underdrawing.
Inscribed Denon in pencil on the album page on which the drawing has been attached.
144 x 82 mm. (5 5/8 x 3 1/4 in.) [sheet]

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While a large number of Denon's own drawings were included in the sale of his collection in May 1826, the accompanying catalogue does not provide enough specific information to be able to identify individual sheets. A stylistically comparable drawing of a similar size by Denon, identified by him in a caption as a portrait of the Duchesse de Vicence and her child and sharing the same 19th century provenance as the present sheet, was on the art market in Paris in 1990.
 

Provenance:
Part of a large group of drawings by or associated with Denon, assembled in the 19th century
Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 4 July 1989, part of lot 150
W. M. Brady & Co., New York
Private collection.
 

Baron Dominique-Vivant DENON

A Seated Woman Wearing a Feathered Hat

A1341

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