Portrait of Madame Étienne-René Aignan Sanlot, née Maria-Rose Savalette (1745–1812)

Elisabeth Louise Vigée-Le Brun, French, 1755 - 1842



Pastel on paper pasted on canvas

Sight: 28 3/4 × 22 13/16 in. (73 × 58 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased with a gift from Julia and Richard H. Rush, Class of 1937, Tuck 1938, by exchange; the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund; a gift from William Olden, by exchange; and a gift from Ann and Joel Berson, Class of 1949, by exchange



Place Made: France, Western Europe, Europe


18th century

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Not on view


Signed and dated lower left "Mlle Vigée / 1776" and inscribed on the reverse, in ink, "Made Savalete Sanlot / par Made Lebrun" (according to previous cataloging; now covered by a modern backing, per Sotheby's listing)


Étienne-René Aignan Sanlot and his wife Marie-Rose, née Marie-Rose Savalette, Paris; by descent to their son Adrien-Gustave-Thibaut Sanlot-Baguenault (1782 –1854), Paris; by descent René Sanlot-Baguenault (1822–1888), Paris; by descent to Gabrielle Anne Marie-Thérèse Sanlot-Baguenault (1851–1931), Madame Roger de Vanssay (1849–1917), Paris; by descent to Guy de Vanssay, Vicomte de Vanssay (1883–1959), château de La Barre, Conflans-sur-Anille; Raymond de Vanssay (1921–1997), Château de la Barre, France; sold Sotheby’s, Monaco, 15-16 June 1990, lot 490 as 18th century, French school; Anonymous private collector, France; sold Eric Turquin, Paris, 2004; sold Sotheby’s, New York, 24 January 2008, lot 361; Al Thani Collection, Hôtel Lambert, Paris; sold Sotheby’s, Paris 13 October 2022, lot 561 to the present collection

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