TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Marianne Loir, Alexandrine Guerin de Tencin and Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil (Marquise de Chatelet) were three women with a common link, whose achievements in male-dominated eighteenth century France are particularly notable. Marianne Loir, whose portrait of the elegant Monsieur de Fontaine is on exhibition on Stair Sainty’s stand at The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht, was the only French woman artist to achieve some renown during her lifetime, two generations before Vigée Lebrun. Her portrait of the Marquise de Chatelet (Bordeaux, Musée de Beaux-Arts), presents the brilliant mathematician, author, and natural philosopher seated at her desk and holding mathematical dividers as a symbol of her scientific genius.

After a decade in a Canadian private collection, this exceptional rococo painting by François Boucher will be shown at TEFAF Maastricht by Stair Sainty Gallery. Commissioned circa 1740 by Alexandrine Guérin de Tencin for the entrance to her renowned Salon at 390 rue Saint Honoré, this painting was rediscovered in 2007 and first exhibited at TEFAF Maastricht in 2008. For more information, click here. Visit us on sand 344 from the 10th - 18th March 2018 (Previews 8th-9th of March) ...

Stair Sainty Gallery are delighted to announce their participation in TEFAF Maastricht 2018.

TEFAF Maastricht remains the leading Fine Art and Antiques fair in the world and Stair Sainty Gallery look forward to joining other dealers from across the globe in presenting what is always a spectacular event.

Join us on stand 344 from the 10th to the 18th of March 2018.