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Gautier after Reynolds

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Portrait of M.Gautier after the original work by Sir Joshua Reynolds, etching with engraving made by Étienne Fessard and published in Paris, France, circa 1762.  

Within a good copy of an eighteenth century print frame.

o.s:13 inches x 17 inches

Gautier, Secretary to the King, was a wealthy and educated man of letters and collector of art. It seems that Reynolds met with him and painted his portrait when visiting Paris in 1752, there to study the Old Masters, including 'Van Dyck, Jordaens, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Titian'. These works would have been in private collections and Gautier is known to have held works by these great artists, especially Rembrandt.  




Item Code: 5097

£ 340

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