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Hyacinthe Rigaud

Modello for the Portrait of Louis XIV in Royal Ceremonial Robes


Hyacinthe Rigaud
Perpignan, France, 1659 – Paris 1743


Modello for the Portrait of Louis XIV in Royal Ceremonial Robes




Oil on canvas


55.7 x 46 cm


Purchase, gifts of W. Bruce C. Bailey in honour of Hilliard T. Goldfarb, and of Dan and André Mayer, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Volunteer Association Fund, the Museum Campaign 1988-1993 Fund, and the Serge Desroches, Hermina Thau, David R. Morrice, Mary Eccles, Jean Agnes Reid Fleming, Geraldine C. Chisholm, Margaret A. Reid, F. Eleanore Morrice, Harold Lawson, Marjorie Caverhill, Harry W. Thorpe and Mona Prentice Bequests, inv. 2017.51


Western Art

- France, Hyacinthe Collin de Vermont (until 1761; sale of the contents of the studio of Hyacinthe Collin de Vermont, 1761, lot 25 , “Small oil-on-canvas painting, gilt frame. Full-length portrait sketch, painted by M. Rigaud”) (unconfirmed);
- Provence, private collection (18th c.; by descent until 2016) (unconfirmed);
- Auction Paris, Drouot, Leclere, 18 April 2016, lot 68,“French school of the eighteenth century, after Hyacinthe Rigaud,” not sold;
- Auction Munich, Hampel Fine Art Auctions, 7 December 2016, lot 1345, to Eric Coatalem;
- Paris, Galerie Eric Coatalem (in 2016).

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