Old Master Paintings
Portrait of Chevalier de VernèguesOil on canvas
46 by 35 in. W/frame 58 by 47 in.
Toledo Museum News, No. 66, September 1933, reproduced;
B.-M. Godwin, Toledo Museum of Art, Catalogue of European Paintings, Toledo 1939, p. 168, reproduced p. 169;
L. Hautecoeur, Louis David, Paris 1954, p. 168;
D.L. Dowd, "Art and the Theater During the French Revolution: The Role of Louis David," in Art Quarterly, vol. 23, Spring 1960;The Toledo Museum of Art, The European Paintings, Toledo 1976, p. 389 (as Follower of Jacques-Louis David).
Based on images, Dr. Laure Pellicer has identified this portrait to be a work by François-Xavier Fabre. She believes the portrait to depict the Chevalier de Vernègues who was appointed by Louis 18th as the Resident Minister in Tuscany in 1818.
Inventory Number: Art F459