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Hortense Haudebourt Lescot
(French, 1784-1845)
Self-Portrait of the Artist and Her Husband on Their Wedding Trip
, 1821
Fine Art
Sale 788 - American and European Art
Sep 3010AMCT
Live and Online / Chicago
Price Estimate
$8,000 - $12,000

Sold for $15,000

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Lot Description
Hortense Haudebourt Lescot
(French, 1784-1845)
Self-Portrait of the Artist and Her Husband on Their Wedding Trip
, 1821
oil on canvas
signed Haudebourt-Lescot and dated (lower left)
24 x 20 inches.
Property from the Estate of Joan Conway Crancer, St. Louis, Missouri

Provenance:
Shepherd Gallery, New York, 1981
Mr. and Mrs. William Koch, Boston
W.M. Brady & Co., New York
Acquired directly from the above, 1995

Exhibited:
New York, Shepherd Gallery, French and Other European Drawings, Paintings, and Sculpture of the Nineteenth Century, Winter Exhibition, 1980-81, no. 79
Boston, Museum of Fine Arts (on loan, 1981-1995)

Mme. Haudebourt Lescot was a pupil of Guillaume Guillon. She is the only female artist portrayed by Francois-Joseph Heim, among those artists rewarded by Charles X following the Paris Salon of 1827. She spent many years in Italy where she painted genre pictures that were extremely popular in Paris and well-received in the Salon, winning a first class medal in 1828 and second class medals in 1810 and 1819. The artist continued to exhibit regularly at the Salon over the next 30 years. She was particularly noted for her portraits. The artist married architect Louis-Pierre Haudebourt in 1820. The present lot is a self-portrait of Mme. Haudebourt Lescot and her husband on their wedding trip. 
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