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The lost portrait of the Chevalier d'Eon

3 years agoOdd : TYWKIWDBI

As reported in The History Blog:British art dealer and art detective Philip Mould... came across an arresting portrait of what appeared to be a rather masculine middle-aged woman. Named “Portrait of a Woman with a Feather in her hat” and attributed to painter Gilbert Stuart...A thorough cleaning revealed that the artist was not Gilbert Stuart... Old varnish and dirt had obscured the signature of the real artist: Thomas Stewart, an 18th century English painter who is not very well known today.
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Chevalier D’Eon

Arts : Coxsoft Art News (3 years ago)

Yesterday this rather strange portrait went on display at Philip Mould & Company, 29 Dover Street, London, for five days only. Art sleuth Philip Mould spotted it in a New York saleroom last November, part of the collection of Ruth S... Read Post

Chevalier D’Eon Update

Arts : Coxsoft Art News (2 years ago)

Back in April I reported on Philip Mould's discovery of Thomas Stewart's portrait of Chevalier D’Eon (1792) lost since 1926 (CLICK). The National Portrait Gallery in London has acquired the painting as a landmark work and it is now ... Read Post

Lost portrait of cross-dressing Chevalier d’Eon found

History / Ancient History : The History Blog (3 years ago)

British art dealer and art detective Philip Mould was sleuthing in the saleroom of the Thomas Cornell Galleries in Patchogue, Long Island, last November when he came across an arresting portrait of what appeared to be a rather mascu... Read Post


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