Portrait of Pierre Lepautre, Sculptor

Portrait of Pierre Lepautre, Sculptor
Artist:
Nicolas de Largillière (French, 1656-1746)
Date:
1689
Medium:
Oil on canvas 
Dimensions:
64-1/4 x 50-3/4 in. (163.2 x 128.9 cm) 
Credit Line:
Norton Simon Art Foundation 
Accession Number:
M.2013.1.1.P 
Copyright:
© Norton Simon Art Foundation 
On View
Description

Nicolas de Largillière received his early training in Antwerp and London and went on to become one of the most successful portrait painters of the second half of Louis XIV’s reign. Pierre Lepautre was a master mason and building contractor who worked on various royal building projects.

Provenance:

[Scott & Fowles, New York, by 1911].
William Howard Taft (1857-1930), Cincinnati and Washington, D.C.
Joseph Levy, New York.
[Central Casino, Inc., sold 7 October 1960 to];
[Duveen Bros., New York, stock no. 30352, sold 1965 to;]
The Norton Simon Foundation, transferred in November 2013 to;
Norton Simon Art Foundation.

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