About This Artwork


Portrait of a Woman Artist, c. 1735

Oil on canvas
40 x 32 5/16 in. (101.7 x 82 cm)

Restricted gift of Mrs. Harold T. Martin in honor of Patrice Marandel, 1981.66

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Copenhagen, Palais de Charlottenborg, Exposition de l’art français au XVIIIe siècle, 1935, no. 234, as Carle Vanloo, Anne Coypel peignant.

New York, Parke-Bernet , French and English Art Treasures of the XVIII Century, 1942, no. 61, as Carle Vanloo, Anne Coypel.

Paris, Galerie Heim, Le Choix de l’amateur, 1975: Sélection de peintures et sculptures du XVe au XIXe siècle, 1975, no. 31, as Carle Vanloo.

Publication History

G[ustave] Vattier, Une Famille d’artistes: Les Dumont, 1660–1884, Paris, 1890, p. 10 n. 1.

Le comte Arnauld Doria, Louis Tocqué, Paris, 1929, p. 100, no. 60.

Pierre Berthelot and G. Brunon-Guardia, “Notes from Paris,” Antiquarian 17, 2 (August 1931), p. 52 (ill.).

S[amuel] Rocheblave, French Painting in the XVIIIth Century, tr. by George Frederic Lees, Paris [1937], pl. 28 (ill. in error as Aved).

Susan Wise in Susan Wise and Malcolm Warner, French and British Paintings from 1600 to 1800 in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Collection (Chicago, 1996), pp. 68-70, ill.

Ownership History

By descent in the Dumont family of artists; Augustin Alexandre Dumont (1801-1884); at his death to Mme Leo Ginain, his first wife; by descent to her son-in-law, Dr. E. Audard, Paris [Doria 1929; letter of December 11, 1981, from Daniel Wildenstein to Susan Wise in curatorial file, and Copenhagen, 1935]; sold by Audard to Wildenstein, 1925 [see Wildenstein letter cited above]; Wildenstein, Paris, to at least 1935 [Wildenstein lent the painting to Copenhagen 1935]. Virginia M. (Mrs. Moritz) Rosenthal (died 1945), New York, by 1942; sold Parke-Bernet, New York, April 13–14, 1945, no. 202 (ill.), as Carle Vanloo, Anne Coypel, for $7, 500 [Rosenthal lent the painting to New York 1942; the price in 1945 is recorded in an annotated sale catalogue at the Art Institute]. Sold Christie’s, London, June 29, 1973, no. 14 (ill.), as Carle Vanloo, Portrait of a Lady Artist Said to Be Madame Coypel, to LeJeune [according to Christie’s price list]. Sold Christie’s London, May 3, 1974, no. 71, as Carle Vanloo, Portrait of a Lady Artist Said to Be Madame Coypel, to Anton [according to Christie’s price list]. Sold Palais Galliera, Paris, June 7, 1974, no. C (ill.), as Carle Vanloo. Galerie Heim, Paris, by 1975 [Paris, 1975]; sold to the Art Institute, 1981.

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