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Portrait of a Man Holding a Pen

French (first half of the eighteenth century)
early second quarter 18th century
Black chalk with white heightening (?)
11 9/16 x 9 in. (29.4 x 22.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Annotated at the lower left on the recto in brown ink in an eighteenth century hand: Carle vanloo / Delineavit

Marking: On the verso, a study of a hand in black chalk.
Annotated on the verso in pencil: 31 x 38 / 182
Jean Masson, Paris and Amiens (Lugt 1494a at the lower left on the recto); Masson sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 7-8 May 1928, lot 233; A. Morhange; Morhange sale, Christie's, London, 23 November 1956, lot 6 (as Portrait of the Duke of Saint-Simon, by Carle Vanloo); [Mathias Komor, New York] (Lugt Suppl. 1882a at the lower left on the recto). Acquired by Robert Lehman from Komor in 1965.
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