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After Hyacinthe Rigaud, 18th Century. Self-portrait of the artist

half-length, in a blue velvet wrap holding a palette and seated before an easel. oil on canvas. 77 x 63.8cm (30 5/16 x 25 1/8in). Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000, €2,100 - 3,200

Footnote: The present composition is based on Rigaud's self-portrait now in the Gallerie degli Uffizi, Florence.

Bonhams. Old Master Paintings, 21 Apr 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)