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A girl knitting

  • Listed: January 1, 1970 12:00 am
  • Title: A girl knitting
  • Artist: Attributed to André Bouys
  • Origins:
  • Format (cm): 92.1 x 72.4 cm.
  • Format (in): 36½ x 28½ in.
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  • Last Sale price: 5 000,00
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A girl knitting


Attributed to André Bouys (Hyères 1656-1740 Paris) A girl knitting oil on canvas 36½ x 28½ in. (92.1 x 72.4 cm.)
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac D. Fletcher, New York, as Nicolas Bernard Lépicié, by whom bequeathed in 1917 to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
M. Davenport, The Book of Costume , New York, 1948, II, pp. 691-692, no. 1870, as Nicolas Bernard Lépicié. C. Sterling, ‘XV-XVIII Centuries,’ The Metropolitan Museum of Art: A Catalogue of French Paintings , Cambridge, MA, 1955, I, pp. 129-130, as a follower of Chardin, close to Françoise Duparc.
Milwaukee, Milwaukee Auditorium and Austin, City Coliseum, Metropolitan Museum $1,000,000 Collection of Old Masters , 7-14 March 1953, p. 23, as Chardin. Columbus, Columbus Museum of Fine Arts and Crafts, A Centenary of a Great Museum: Old Master Paintings , 1 November 1969-31 October 1970.
A pair of pictures attributed to Bouys by Michel and Fabrice Faré ( La vie silencieuse en France: la nature morte au XVIIIe siècle , Fribourg, 1976, p. 45, figs. 51 and 52, each 73 x 81 cm, private collection, France) are close in style. One shows a young woman with a pleated cap, apparently a servant, and the other a young man who is probably a servant as well; each is seated at a table with a still life before them.

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