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Subject:  Portrait of a Lady with Pearls in her Hair

Artist:  Henri-Pierre Danloux (1753-1809) (circle)

Provenance:  Unknown

Date:    c1785  Size:  20”x17” (painting 14”x11” oval)   

Condition:  Fine

Frame:   19th century and sympathetic to the subject - not the original

Details:  This charming portrait of an attractive young lady, in oil on canvas, depicts his French style.

It dates from circa 1785. Its provenance is unknown, neither is the sitter’s name. It can thus only be attributed to Danloux’s circle.

Born in Paris in 1753, he was a friend of the artist Vien and as part of his apprenticeship accompanied him to Rome until 1780.

He then returned to Lyons and was building up a good practice there, but the onset of the French Revolution saw him flee to London where, in turn, he also prospered.

He exhibited 25 works at the Royal Academy between 1792 and 1800.


He visited Scotland in 1796 where he painted the family of the Duke of Buccleuch. He also painted HRH Prince Augustus and Lord Malden.


Whilst in England he kept a diary and published it on return to France in 1800, entitled “The English Diary”. He died in Paris in 1809. The writer R. Portalis wrote about him and his diary in his work “Henri-Pierre Danloux et son journal durant L’emigration”, published in Paris in 1910.


His work is represented in the National Portrait Gallery, London, also the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Some examples were engraved by P. Audinot and J. R. Smith.

Price: £1,200


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