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Identification and Creation

Object Number
Théodore Chassériau, French (Ste. Barbe de Samana, S. America 1819 - 1856 Paris)
Alphonse Pierre Hennet de Goutel (1815-1887)
Work Type
1833 or 1835
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Physical Descriptions

Oil on canvas
54 × 46 cm (21 1/4 × 18 1/8 in.)
frame: 71 × 62.5 cm (27 15/16 × 24 5/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: verso, upper center of frame, graphite: 8[or5]251
  • inscription: verso, upper right of canvas, white chalk: 28[?]1
  • inscription: verso, left side of frame, graphite: 19588
  • inscription: right, above the sitter's shoulder: T. CHASSÉRIAV / 1833


Recorded Ownership History
Alphonse Pierre Hennet de Goutel (1815-1887), by descent; to his son Alfred Pierre Émile Hennet de Goutel (1855-1935), Paris; to his daughter Marguerite Raymonde Cécile de Senilhes (née Hennet de Goutel) (1892-1959), Paris, by 1934; to her daughter Geneviève Lacroix de Cariès Macherel (née de Senilhes) (1920-2000) [1], consigned; to [B. Lorenceau & Cie, Paris, by 1970], sold; to Arthur K. Solomon, Cambridge, 1972; the Arthur K. and Mariot F. Solomon Trust, bequest; to Harvard Art Museums, 2021

[1] The painting was listed for sale at Galerie Charpentier, Paris, June 23, 1960 as lot 42. It is unknown whether the painting was sold to Geneviève Lacroix de Caiès Macherel, or if it was bought in.

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Arthur K. and Mariot F. Solomon Collection
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art

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Publication History

  • Exposition de Portraits par Ingres et son Élèves, exh. cat., Jacques Seligmann & Co. (Paris, 1943), pp. 44-45, cat. no. 55
  • Importants tableaux modernes..., auct. cat., Galerie Charpentier (Paris, June 23, 1960), lot 42, repr. as plate VI
  • Marc Sandoz, Théodore Chassériau, 1819-1856: catalogue raisonné des peintures et estampes, Arts et Metiers Graphiques (Paris, France, 1974), pp. 104-105, no. 12, repr. p. 105 as pl. VII
  • Christine Peltre, Théodore Chassériau, Gallimard (Paris, 2001), p. 37, 168
  • Stéphane Guégan and Vincent Pomarède, Théodore Chassériau (1819-1856): The Unknown Romantic; French title: Chassériau: Un autre romantisme, exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art / Yale University Press (New York, NY and London, England, 2002), p. 23

Exhibition History

  • Expostion Chassériau, 1819-1856, Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, 01/01/1933 - 12/31/1933
  • Exposition de Portraits par Ingres et son Élèves, Jacques Seligmann & Co., 03/23/1934 - 04/21/1934

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