Augustin Saint-Aubin

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Augustin Saint-Aubin
Portrait of the Artist's Brother, Charles Germain de Saint-Aubin, at Age Forty-Six
Graphite, with red and white chalk, and faint ochre wash on face, on paper.
4 7/8 inches (124 mm), diameter
Purchased as a gift of the Fellows.
Charles-Germain de Saint-Aubin; Mme Dounebecq (Marie-Françoise de Saint-Aubin, the artist's eldest daughter); willed in 1822 to the husband of her niece, Pierre-Antoine Tardieu; Hippolyte Destailleur (Lugt 740, 1300); his sale, Paris, Damascène Morgand, 26-7 May 1893, lot 124; Champion; Baron Alphonse de Rothschild (according to A. Moreau); E. Grange, London; P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., Ltd., London.

Adams, Frederick B., Jr. Eighth Annual Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1958, p. 77.
Pierpont Morgan Library. Review of Acquisitions, 1949-1968. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1969, p. 169.
"Flowers in Books and Drawings, ca. 940-1840", New York, The Pierpont Morgan Library, catalogue by Helen B. Mules, 1980, no. 97.
Denison, Cara D. French Drawings, 1550-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, no. 119.
Denison, Cara D. French Master Drawings in the Pierpont Morgan Library. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1993, no. 82, repr.


Watermark: none.
This portrait was originally pasted over the title-page of an album of 250 drawings by Charles-Germain de Saint Aubin. Known as "Le Recueil des Plantes", this album is now in the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon. The title-page is also in the collection of the Library (Acc. No. 1956.13).

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Saint-Aubin, Charles Germain de, 1721-1786, former owner.
Dounebecq, Mme, (Marie-Françoise de Saint-Aubin), former owner.
Tardieu, Pierre Antoine, former owner.
Destailleur, Hippolyte Alexandre Gabriel Walter, 1822-1893, former owner.
Rothschild, Alphonse, baron de, former owner.
Grange, E., former owner.

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