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Madame de Thellusson makes a grand gesture amidst a swirl of deliciously coloured drapery. The artist Nicolas de Largillière was adept at producing magnificent portraits for wealthy patrons. Sarah Le Boullenger (1700-1769), had married Isaac de Thellusson in 1722, and the portrait is dated 1725. He came from a Huguenot family of financiers and, from 1730, was the Genevan ambassador in Paris. Their sons were also financiers, and the youngest, Peter, settled in England in 1761.

English Heritage, Brodsworth Hall

Doncaster


Date

1725

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 137.5 x W 104 cm

Accession number

90006927

Acquisition method

purchased, as part of the contents of Brodsworth Hall, from Pamela Williams by the National Heritage Memorial Fund and transferred to English Heritage, 1990

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

inscribed' Peint par N de Largilliere 1725'


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