Follower of François Clouet, Portrait of Mademoiselle de Chabot, in a black dress with a lace ruff and jewelled headdress. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s.

oil on panel; 12 1/4 by 9 1/8 in.; 31.1 by 23.2 cm.

Provenance: Count Georges de Montbrison;
Baron Jean de Charpentier, Paris;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s, 23 February 1968, lot 61;
Nicholas M. Aquavella, New York, according to a label on the frame.

Exhibition: Museo de Bellas Artes, May 1946

Note: There is a related autograph drawing of Anne Chabot de Piennes, circa 1560, in the collection of the British Museum, London (registration number 1910.0212.72).


François Clouet, Portrait of Anne de Piennes (Chabot), b. c.1540; half-length turned slightly to left, looking to front, wearing a bejewelled dress with high, frilled collar and a head-dress with train, c.1560. Black and red chalk. Museum number 1910.0212.72). British Museum, London © The Trustees of the British Museum

Sotheby’s. Old Master & 19th Century European Art, New York | 30 janv. 2015, 10:00 AM