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Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748-1836)

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French (Paris 1748 - 1825 Brussels)
Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (1748-1836), 1817
Painting
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French
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19th century
Oil on canvas
97.8 x 74 cm (38 1/2 x 29 1/8 in.)
frame: 114.3 x 92.1 x 8.9 cm (45 x 36 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Grenville L. Winthrop
, 1943.229
Department of Paintings, Sculpture & Decorative Arts
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Marks
signed: l.l.: L. David/ Bruxelles/1817
exhibition label: [1935], back of stretcher, paper: Exposition du 3e centenaire de l'Academie Français. No. 3. Title: Portrait de Sieyes. Nom d'auteur: David. Vicomte de Berenger, 195 B' S' Germain
exhibition label: [label from "David et ses eleves" exhibition]
inscription: u.r., paint: AETATIS SUAE 69
inscription: u.l., paint: EMM.JOS. SIEYES.
Provenance
Jacques-Louis David, Painted, 1817, to Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès.
Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, from the artist, 1817, to Madame Combes (relative?), 1856.
Madame Combes, from Sieyes, the sitter, 1856, by descent through family.
Henri Vicomte de Bérenger, by descent, 1913, Sold to Winthrop through Birnbaum, 1936.
Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Purchased from Bérenger through Birnbaum, 1936, Bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1943. Purchased through Birnbaum, via André Weil. Winthrop paid Fr 300,000.
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Exhibition History
Exposition David et ses elèves, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, Paris, 04/07/1913 - 06/09/1913
Troisième centenaire de l'Académie française, Bibliothèque nationale de France, 06/01/1935 - 06/30/1935, no. 3
Grenville L. Winthrop: Retrospective for a Collector, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 01/23/1969 - 03/31/1969
Harvard Honors Lafayette, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/03/1975 - 03/12/1976
Master Paintings from the Fogg Collection, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/13/1977 - 08/31/1977
France and the Portrait, 1799-1870, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/03/1994 - 01/29/2002
A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, National Gallery, London, 06/25/2003 - 09/14/2003, 21
Chinese sculpture, bronzes, jades, paintings and drawings, Egyptian and Persian sculpture, Pre-Columbian art : selected from the collection of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 10/01/1943 - 02/28/1944
Masterpieces of European Art, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/22/1985 - 09/15/1985
A Private Passion: 19th-Century Paintings and Drawings from the Grenville L. Winthrop Collection, Harvard University, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon, Lyon, 03/15/2003 - 05/26/2003, 21; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 10/23/2003 - 01/25/2004, 21
For Students of Art and Lovers of Beauty: Highlights from the Collection of Grenville L. Winthrop, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/16/2004 -
Re-View: S424-426 Western Art from 1560 to 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/16/2008 - 06/18/2011
Ancient to Modern, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2012 - 06/01/2013