Portrait of Jacques-Antoine de Lironcourt

Portrait of a Gentleman

Artist Unidentified artist, French, 18th century, Formerly attributed to François Boucher (French, 1703–1770)


Framed: 36.5 x 31 x 3.8 cm (14 3/8 x 12 3/16 x 1 1/2 in.) Overall: 16.1 x 15.6cm (6 5/16 x 6 1/8in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Red chalk

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Georges Bourgarel (b. 1857 - d. 1922), Paris; June 15-16, 1922, Georges Bourgarel sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, lot 60, sold for 800 fr. By 1937, David David-Weill (b. 1871 - d. 1952), Paris and Neuilly-sur-Seine, France; 1937, sold by David-Weill to Wildenstein and Co., Paris and New York [see note 1]; February 1, 1944, sold by Wildenstein and Co., New York, to Forsyth Wickes (b. 1876 - d. 1964) New York and Newport, RI; 1965, bequest of Forsyth Wickes to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

[1] See "Sale of the David-Weill Collection," Art News February 27, 1937, pp. 12, 20. The drawing was included in the exhibition "French XVIII Century Pastels, Water Colors, and Drawings from the David-Weill Collection" (Wildenstein and Co., New York, November-December, 1938), no. 58, where it was attributed to Boucher (as "Portrait d'homme").

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection