Portrait of Charlotte Duchesne

Philippe de Champaigne (French, Brussels 1602–1674 Paris)

ca. 1628
Black chalk, heightened with white, with touches of red chalk
8 11/16 x 7 11/16 in. (22 x 19.6 cm.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Lila Acheson Wallace Gift; Gifts in memory of Jacob Bean, Lawrence Turcic, and Howard J. Barnet; and The Schiff Foundation, David L. Klein Jr. Memorial Foundation Inc. and Harry Liebovitz Gifts, 1994
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Pen and ink, upper right: "La Femme de M. Champagne/peintre excellent en portraits/ au naturel"

    Marking: Lower right: collection mark of N. Dhikeos (Lyons)(not in Lugt)

  • Provenance

    Jean-Pierre-Marie de Ruolz (1670–1726); Charles-Joseph de Ruolz (died 1756); Nicos Dhikéos (Cyprus 1896–1993 Lyon, France)Lyons, sold Christie's Monaco, June 20, 1992, Lot 217 (bought by Compagnie des Beaux-Arts); Vendor: Compagnie des Beaux-Arts Ltd.

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Seventeenth Century French Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum," February 2, 1996–April 25, 1996.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Philippe de Montebello Years: Curators Celebrate Three Decades of Acquisitions," October 24, 2008–February 1, 2009.

  • References

    R. Beresford "Book Review" in Burlington Magazine. vol. 135, October 1993, p. 702.

    William M. Griswold, Helen Bobritzky Mules, Suzanne Boorsch, Nadine Orenstein "Recent Acquisitions, A Selection: 1993-1994: Renaissance and Baroque Europe - Europe 1700-1900." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 52, no. 2, Autumn 1994, p. 28, ill.

    George R. Goldner "Curatorial Reports and Departmental Accessions: Drawings" in Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum, July 1, 1993 - June 30, 1994. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1994, p. 27.

    Pierre-Nicolas Sainte-Fare-Garnot Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674), Jean-Baptiste de Champaigne (1631-1681), Nicolas de Plattemontagne (1631-1706) / Nicolas Sainte Fare Garnot / Philippe de Champaigne et son atelier.. Galerie de Bayser, Paris, Cahiers du Dessin Français, no. 11, Paris, 2000, cat. no. 2, pp. 10, 39, ill.

    Pierre-Nicolas Sainte-Fare-Garnot, Alain Tapié Philippe de Champaigne: Entre politique et dévotion. Ex. cat., Palais des beaux-arts, Lille, Apr. 27-Aug. 15, 2007, and at the Musée Rath, Geneva, Sept. 20, 2007-Jan. 13, 2008. Paris, 2007, cat. no. under no. 1, fig. no. 1, p. 80, ill.

    Frédérique Lanoe, Pierre Rosenberg Trois maitres du dessin: Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674), Jean-Baptiste de Champaigne (1631-1681), Nicolas de Plattemontagne (1631-1706). Réunion des musées nationaux, Paris, 2009, cat. no. 8*, pp. 32-33, ill.

    Christian Adrien Dessins de la collection Christian et Isabelle Adrien. Ex. cat., published in conjunction with exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rennes, Mar. 21-Aug. 26. 2012, 21-22.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History