Joseph-Dominique Fabry Garat Playing a Lyre Guitar

French
about 1808
Adèle Romany (French, 1769–1846)


Dimensions

51 1/4 x 39 1/2 in. (130.2 x 100.3 cm)

Accession Number

2009.344

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

On View

Huntington Corridor (Trustman and Musical Instruments Side) (101B)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

Carved and gilded French Directoire frame


Adèle Romany was known primarily for her portraits of musicians, artists, and theatrical performers from fashionable circles in early 19th-century Paris. Here she portrays the composer, teacher and singer Joseph Dominique Fabry Garat playing a lyre guitar. Fabry Garat composed a number of simple pieces for voice and instrument known as romances.

Signed

Signed twice: lower Left corner, and on edge of the desk

Provenance

December 13, 1998, anonymous sale, De Muizon-Le Coent, Senlis, France, lot 66, bought in. June 19, 2007, anonymous sale, Sotheby's, Paris, lot 82, sold to Jean-François Heim, Paris; sold by Heim to James Harvey British Art, London; 2009, sold by James Harvey to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 25, 2009)

Credit Line

Charles H. Bayley Picture and Painting Fund