Circle of David Paton (Scottish, active 1660-1695)
François Sublet de Noyers, Baron de Dangu (15891645), Secretary of State for War (c.1636-1643), wearing ministerial robes, white chemise with broad linen collar and lace scallops, his natural hair worn loose beneath a coif.
Ink and wash on paper prepared with gesso, mounted within a rectangular gilt-wood frame, inscribed on the reverse M. Desnoyer Ministre/ Secretaire d'Etat Soci/ Louis XIII/ Par de sevre.
Oval, 67mm (2 5/8in) high
Provenance: Christie's, Paris, 01 April 2011, lot 74, attributed to Rolland (Lefebvre de Venise) Lefebvre (French, circa 1608-1677).