Daniel Dumonstier (Paris 1574 - Paris 1646)
Portrait of Pierre Le Hayer du Perron
black and red chalk heightened with white and washesinscribed by the artist upper right: ” fait ce 25 doctobre 1634/ par D Dumonstier”inscribed by a latter hand: “ portrait du sieur/ duperron”152 cm x 143 mm
Coll Gosjean-Maupin, FranceColl. M et Mme LTheir sale, Paris 15/03/1989 lot n.18 ( sold 550 000 francs to Ian Woodner)Coll. Ian Woodner, New YorkHis sale, London, Christies, 7/07/1992 lot n.46Thomas Leclaire Kunsthandel, HamburgPrivate collection, San Francisco Private collection, France
J.P. Cuzin, ”Les freres Le Nain: le mystere des portraits”, Hommage a Michel Laclotte, Paris,1994,p.489 repr. n.564Daniel Lecoeur. Daniel Dumonstier - 1574-1646, Paris, Arthena, 2006, p.155, repr.n.165
Pierre Le Hayer du Perron (Alencon,1603-1678) was a politician, a member of the Academy of Caen and a poet who wrote among other things a poem to the glory of the King Louis XIII in 1635 which was illustrated with engravings by Abraham Bosse after Dumonstier.