Provenance Research

Nicolas de Largillierre (1656-1746)
Madame Titon de Cogny (Jeanne-Cécile de Guay de Mongermon), 1713
Oil on canvas
55 1/4 x 42 1/8 in. (140.3 x 107 cm)
Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Leyman Endowment, 1986.1036

Signed on plinth below sculpture: "peint par/N. de Largillierre./1713"

Three-quarter-length portrait of a woman dressed in rich silks and velvets, leaning against a balustrade in an outdoor setting. She holds a peach in her right hand and points to it with her left. In the upper right, seen in profile, is a sculpture bust.

Alternate Titles:
Mme. Titon de Corigny


    Titon Family, Paris
By at least 1874-?:   Mme. Charras, Paris
1916-at least 1928:   Charles Risler, Paris [1]
Until March 18, 1981:   Anonymous collection, sold at Ader Picard Tajan, Hôtel Georges V, Paris, March 18, 1981, lot 142 [2]
By at least 1983-1986:   (Heim Gallery, London, sold to)
1986-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] Risler acquired the painting by bequest in 1916. He loaned it to Exposition N. de Largillierre, Palais des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, May to June 1928, plate 10.

[2] A notation about the 1981 auction at Hôtel Georges V was found in the archives of the Heim Gallery, held at the Getty Research Institute. The auction house was not able to provide additional provenance information. Correspondence July 10, 2002.

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