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Pieter Sauvage (1744-1818)
Allegory of Painting, late 18th or early 19th century
Oil on canvas
20 3/8 x 50 13/16 in. (51.7 x 129.1 cm)
Gift of Mrs. Alfred Anson, 1945.72

Grisaille overdoor panel depicting a semi-reclining woman in the act of painting. With her back to the viewer, she holds a paintbrush in her right hand and a palette in her left. A putto holding a torch is at the right.


?-1945:   Mrs. Alfred Anson, New York and Paris, given to [1]
1945-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] The five Sauvage overdoor paintings entered the CAM's collection as a part of the Louis XVI Salon given by Mrs. Alfred Anson in 1945. In 1914 she acquired the paneling, and other elements of the period room, from Carlhian of Paris, Inc. The room was reconstructed at various times in both her New York and Paris apartments. In February 1913, Carlhian purchased the room from a Paris apartment on the Avuenue of Tourville. The Sauvage paintings are not included in the list of elements Carlhian found there (correspondence, April 5, 1950, curatorial file 1945.73.) It is believed that Anson acquired them from another source and subsequently added them to the period room. See curatorial files for Sauvage paintings, 1945.68-72; and Louis XVI Salon, 1945.73.

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