Portrait of first Female French Academician coming up for sale

March 2 2022

Image of Portrait of first Female French Academician coming up for sale

Picture: Artcurial

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The French auction house Artcurial have uploaded the online catalogue of their upcoming Old Master & 19th Cent. Art sale due to be held on 23rd March 2022. Alongside the aforementioned €12m - €15m Chardin is this rather interesting portrait. Ascribed to 'French School 17th century', it depicts the flower painter Catherine Duchemin (1630-1698), who was not only the wife of sculptor François Girardon but also the first ever female artist accepted into the French Academy of Art. The catalogue note, which provides an interesting biography of the painter, is well worth a read.

The painting will be offered for sale carrying an estimate of €100,000 - €150,000.

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