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Entourage de Jacques - Louis DAVID (Paris 1748 - Brussels 1825) Portrait of Sébastien Erard (1752 - 1831). Black stone, estompe and sanguine. Fillet of framing with the pen. Old mounting (stain on the lower left) On the lower right: to my dear Erard affectionate memory. L. David 1811. H. 60,3 - L. 47 cm On the reverse side on the mounting card the extract of the catalog of the sale of the Eugène collection Kraemer. Provenance : 1 - Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Sale of M. X, 19 May 1911, n° 1 (David); 2 - Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Sale Eugène Kraemer, 2 - 5 June 1913, n°139 (David); 3 - Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 21 February 1919, n° 12 (David); 4 - Paris, Galerie Charpentier, Ader, Périgois et Laurin commissaires - priseurs, 24 June 1960, n° 207 (David Jacques Louis ; - Portrait de Sébastien Erard (1752 - 1831). Reproduced Pl. XIV). The catalog indicates "After the death of Sébastien Erard, this portrait would have been sold by his nephew and successor Pierre Erard to avoid financial difficulties of the firm. It was later bought by Mr. Blondel, manager of the Erard firm. 5 - Paris, Hôtel Drouot, PIASA, Sale of June 13, 2001, n° 188 of the catalog, where it is reproduced as " Ecole French of the beginning of the XIXth century - Presumed portrait of S. Erard ". Bibliography: Pierre Rosenberg and Louis - Antoine Prat, Jacques - Louis David (1748 - 1825). Catalog raisonné des dessins. Tome II. IV. Rejected drawings. R 156, p.1205 (Milan 2002). Analogy: The Erard, Gaveau & Pleyel collection, formerly belonging to the Compagnie d'Assurance du Midi, then to the AXA Group, possesses a painted portrait, in all respects identical, of Sébastien Erard (Oil; 68 x 57 cm) preserved today in the Palais Lascaris, in Nice, as a copy of the XIXth century after J. L. David Famous musical instrument maker, Sébastien Erard (1752 - 1831) invented the mechanical harpsichord, perfected the harp and invented the grand piano.
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