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Portrait of a Woman, known as the 'Marquise d'Anglure'
Portrait of a Woman, known as the 'Marquise d'Anglure'
Date:
ca. 1780
Location:
Legion of Honor
Gallery "E"
Century:
Media:
Pastel On Blue Paper, Mounted On Canvas, Signed 'Perronneau.' (upper Right)
Dimensions:
Sheet: 615 x 482 mm (24 3/16 x 19 in.)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

(?) Charles Petit de Meurville (1841–1927), Lyon and Bordeaux; Comte Jacques
de Bryas, 1903; his sale, Hôtel Drouot, M.P. Chevallier et MM. Féral et Mannheim, Paris,
February 6, 1905, lot 17 (as Portrait présumé de la marquise d’Anglure), sold to Féral for
Wildenstein; with Gimpel & Wildenstein; Samuel Reading Bertron Jr. (1865–1938), New
York, 1912; with Gimpel & Wildenstein, 1927; Jacques Stern (seized between 1939–1945 and restituted); Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, November 3, 1950, lot 49; Mr. and Mrs.
John Jay Ide; gift to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1996.

Accession Number:
1996.88
Acquisition Date:
1996-10-10
Credit Line:

Gift from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Jay Ide

Exhibition History:

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, Works of Art from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Jay Ide,1990, no. 34 (cat. by Robert Flynn Johnson)
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, Recent Acquisitions, 1997.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor, Color into Line: Pastels from the Renaissance to the Present, 2021-22, no. 9 (cat. by Furio Rinaldi)

The 18th-century French artist Jean-Baptiste Perronneau is recognized as a towering master of pastel portraiture, specifically for his ability to capture beauty and depth through a harmonious use of colors and delicate treatment of light effects. In this portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as the Marquise d'Anglure, the artist handled the chalks with flicking strokes to produce a shimmering silvery result, as seen in the sitter's hairdo and blue dress. One of the highlights of the Museum's drawing collection, this work is still preserved in its original 18th century frame.

Description: Bust-length figure of a young lady with powdered hair wearing a blue wrap which covers her décolleté white chiffon dress.