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politician, art collector, collector of Dutch and Flemish painting
would have owned the Saskia by Rembrandt in the National Gallery of Washington, as well as a painting by Aelbert Cuyp with a man and a woman on horseback, in the collection of the Duke of Sutherland (Scott 1973)
Nationality/school
French
Born
Douai 1734-01-20
Deceased
1802-10-30
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  • Parijs 1783 - 1787
    became minister of finance in 1783; was fired and banned in 1787 because his reform measures to reduce the national debt did not go down well; shortly thereafter he left for England; there he auctioned his art collection in 1795
  • Londen (Engeland) 1787 - 1802
    was allowed to return to France a month before his death
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