Portrait from Menuhin Sale by Sotheby’s, London, 2004. Claude Marie Dubufe (French, 1790-1864). Oil on canvas.
The male sitter is most likely to be Lady Menuhin’s paternal grandfather, Gérard Gould, and his mother. By the early 1800s the Gould family had settled in Paris, where Dubufe was known to have a studio.