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Unformatted text preview: erms and Conditions Recent Research on Nattier's Portrait of a Woman as a Vestal and surely after 1914,
when it sold to Seligmann. With Selig
mann's approval, it was photographed
with Wildenstein, in that year when still in the rue Laf
fitte home of Hertford and Wallace; the
painting is there seen in a simpler frame
(see Fig. 14). My thanks to Paul Mitch
ell for information Reframing
booklet on the present frame,
Frames and in his "Notable included at the Detroit (lecture, Detroit 5 April 2 008). The Institute of Arts"
Institute of Arts, frame is not, how ever, original to the painting, as suggested
there. A two-part article on the Hertford
Wallace Paris collection 'Collection Wallace' by G. Babin, "La
de Paris," appeared in L'Illustration (20
72, nos. 3721-722
551—54; and (27 June 1914):
on p. 551 it is stated that Selig
mann bought the collection from Lady June 1914): at the beginning of June 1914;
the photograph appears on p. 573 with
the information about Henri Rochefort
Sackville and was reprinted in the sale catalogue
Collection du Baron de Rede provenant de
I'Hotel Lambert (Sotheby's, Paris, sale
cat., 16 March 2005), 1: 136, lot 128; the
painting is seen in the background above
Wallace's bureau plat, later owned by Rede.
I am grateful to Xavier Salmon for calling
the Rede sale catalogue to my attention. A
comment that the frame is original, pub
lished in The Whitcomb Gifts to the Detroit
Institute of Arts (Detroit, 1954), 85, is incorrect. 37 This content downloaded from 126.96.36.199 on Fri, 1 Nov 2013 15:49:08 PM
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