Johan Ernest Heinsius (1740 - 1812)

Marie-Adélaïde de France, called Mme Adélaïde, daughter of Louis XV (1732-1800)

135 x 105 cm. (53 18 x 41 516 in.)
Oil on canvas. Signed and dated: Heinsius pinxit / 1784

Provenance:
- Given to Monseigneur Green de Saint Marsault, the sitter’s confessor, according to a label on the verso;
- Sanzillon Collection, military governor under Louis XVI, Saint-Jory-Lasbloux Château, Dordogne;
- At Master Garrigue’s, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Dordogne, in 1913 ;
- Wildenstein Collection;
- Sold under pressure from German authorities, then restituated;
- Private Collection.

Exhibitions:
"L’Art français au temps de Stanislas," Bicentennial of Stanislas Place, Nancy, Museum of Fine Arts, June-September 1955, n° 4

Bibliography:
Charles Oulmont, ’J.-E. Heinsius 1740-1812. Peintre de Mesdames de France’, Paris, 1913, p. 92, mentioned in entry n° 77 and republished, Paris, 1970, p. 62

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