The artist, to; Mme Aubry-Vitet (née Amélie Vitet),(1) 1937. Anonymous (sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 6 Mar. 1972, lot 36, as La mort de Saint Louis). Andrew S. Ciechanowiecki (1924–2015), London, by 1980, sold 2000 to; LACMA.
(1) Presumably Amélie Aubrey-Vitet (b. ca. 1846), who was married to Eugène Aubrey. Mme Aubrey-Vitet was the sister of the French dramatist and politician Ludovic Vitet (1802–1873) and shared letters between Vitet and Scheffer, as well as her own memories with Scheffer’s biographer. The Vitet family were good friends of Scheffer, and the two families had houses close to each other in Argenteuil. See Kolb 1937. Because she was twelve when the artist died, Mme Aubrey-Vitet may have inherited the painting from her brother or another family member who acquired it directly from Scheffer.
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