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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Jacques-André Portail, French (Brest 1695 - 1759 Versailles)
Portrait of a Woman Holding a Musical Score
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Chanteuse au Cahier de Musique
Work Type
18th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Watercolor, touches of white gouache, red and black chalk, gray wash, and graphite on cream antique laid paper
35.3 x 28 cm (13 7/8 x 11 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Charles E. Dunlap
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Xavier Salmon, Jacques-André Portail, 1695-1759, Galerie de Bayser (Paris, 1996), no. 12, repr.

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., "To Delight the Eye": French Drawings and Paintings from the Collection of Charles E. Dunlap, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 2005), no. 27, p. 8

Alvin L. Clark, Jr., Francesco Buccella, Sonia Couturier, Marie-Anne Dupuy-Vachey, Melissa Hyde, Suzanne Folds McCullagh, Isabelle Mayer-Michalon, and Xavier Salmon, Tradition & Transitions: Eighteenth-Century French Art from The Horvitz Collection, exh. cat., ed. Alvin L. Clark, Jr., The Horvitz Collection (2017), pp. 104, 495-n.2

Exhibition History

"To Delight the Eye": French Drawings and Paintings from the Collection of Charles E. Dunlap, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 12/17/2005 - 03/12/2006

HAA 271x The Origins of Modernity: The "New" 18th Century Rotation #2: Large Niche (S426A) Spring 2011, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 03/11/2011 - 06/18/2011

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