Nicolas de Largillièrre, 1656-1746Portrait of Barthélemy-Jean-Claude Pupil, 1729Oil on canvas, 138.4 x 106.4 cm (54-1/2 x 41-7/8 in.)Largillièrre, enjoyed a long and successful career as a portraitist. Important new clients from the provinces of France sought him out early in the eighteenth century. One of them was Barthélemy-Jean-Claude Pupil, who received two judicial appointments in Lyon after his marriage in 1722 to Marguerite de Sève. The artist shows Pupil wearing his wig and legal robes and supporting a book.Provenance:By a series of indirect inheritances to Comte Olivier de la Ferrière, his sale, 1969Acquired by the Putnam Foundation, 1971Provenance Notes:[1] Inscribed on the lining of the canvas on the reverse, evidently copying an inscription on the back of the original canvas, is the following legend: peint par / N. de Largillierre. / .1729 / barthelmis.jean.claude.pupil. / chevalier.premier president. / de.la.cour.des monnoyes. / lieutenant.general.de.la. / senchausse. de Lyon 



 

Nicolas de Largillièrre, 1656-1746
Portrait of Barthélemy-Jean-Claude Pupil, 1729
Oil on canvas, 138.4 x 106.4 cm (54-1/2 x 41-7/8 in.)

Largillièrre, enjoyed a long and successful career as a portraitist. Important new clients from the provinces of France sought him out early in the eighteenth century. One of them was Barthélemy-Jean-Claude Pupil, who received two judicial appointments in Lyon after his marriage in 1722 to Marguerite de Sève. The artist shows Pupil wearing his wig and legal robes and supporting a book.

Provenance:

By a series of indirect inheritances to Comte Olivier de la Ferrière, his sale, 1969

Acquired by the Putnam Foundation, 1971

Provenance Notes:

[1] Inscribed on the lining of the canvas on the reverse, evidently copying an inscription on the back of the original canvas, is the following legend: peint par / N. de Largillierre. / .1729 / barthelmis.jean.claude.pupil. / chevalier.premier president. / de.la.cour.des monnoyes. / lieutenant.general.de.la. / senchausse. de Lyon