French School, 18th Century. Portrait Said to be of Claude Alexandre André, painting

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FRENCH SCHOOL, 18th Century

Portrait Said to be of Claude Alexandre André, General Inspector of France’s grand falconry

On its canvas of origin
Inscription on verso : CLAUDE. ALEXANDRE.ANDRE/AGE DE 79 ANS (79 years old) /Pt EN 1776

Height: 59 cm (23-1/5 in.) - Width : 49 cm (19-1/4 in.)
Frame : 62 x 52 cm (24-2/5 x 20-1/2 in.)

Older restorations, flaking, small loss on upper right

Claude Alexandre André, Ecuyer, was born Septembre 20, 1697, General Directeur of artillery equipment during the war of 1733, Staff at King’s stables, General inspector for France’s grand falconry, Fourier des logis des écuries du Roi, Inspécteur Général de la grande fauconnerie de France, presence as Commandements secretary for his majesty Prince of Conty, married Elisabeth Martin in 1730, daughter of Captain Martin & de N…Varlet, maiden name." (François-Alexandre Aubert de La Chesnaye Des Bois: Dictionnaire généalogique, héraldique, chronologique et historique [Genealogical, Heraldric, Chronological and Historic Dictionary], Tome VII, Paris 1765, p. 14).
The inventory of his archives is in collections of Bibliothèque nationale de France (cf. H Omont - 1907 - Inventory after death of M. Claude- Alexandre André, October 24, 1782. » - 443 sheets. ЛИ- VIII (21028-21029).

The painting is on its canvas of origin, properly stretched. The painting is under a dirty and aged varnish. We note older restorations notably on the layers and black outfit; few minor wear

Condition report : The painting is on its canvas of origin, properly stretched. The painting is under a dirty and aged varnish. We note older restorations notably on the layers and black outfit; few minor wear

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2014100090