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Joseph-François-Pierre-Guillaume de Sahuget d’Amarzit d’Espagnac (1776–1820) was the only son of the collector Joseph-François-Pierre-Charles d’Espagnac (1750–1817), a sub-lieutenant of the King’s household troops. This portrait, which displays the bright colouring and monochrome background of Vigée Le Brun’s work in the 1780s, was listed by the artist among her portraits for 1786.
oil on canvas
64.7 x 54 cm
acquired by Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford, 1868; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897