Male Figure in Ballet Costume

T Remy
circle of Jacques Bellange French
Anonymous, French, 17th century French

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Male figure in a ballet costume made up of a tonnelet over a chemise, tight-fitting breeches, stockings, decorated with large grotesque figures on the calf, and high heeled, round-toed shoes with rosettes with pointed petaloids. A cape, decorated with pointed lace motifs, and a headdress, made up of fabric wrapped elaborately around the hair and decorated with a grotesque brooch flanked by a thin feather, complete the costume. A drawing of a female figure by the same hand, bearing a similar inscription, was sold at Piasa, Paris, December 3, 2014 (lot 8). Both appear to be signed "T Remy," an artist about whom nothing is known.

Male Figure in Ballet Costume, T Remy (active 17th century), Pen and brown ink

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