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Lot 138: PIERRE NOËL VIOLET (1749-1819)

Est: $1,590 USD - $2,385 USDSold:
Christie'sDecember 10, 2002London, United Kingdom

Item Overview


Countess de Genlis de St. Aubin (1746-1830), facing left in white dress with blue bodice and blue bows tied at her upper arm, striped gauze scarf tied at corsage, three strand gold necklace, gold-embroidered grey bandeau in her powdered curling hair signed 'P. Violet' (mid-left) oval, 23/4 in. (70 mm.) high, silver-gilt reverbŠre frame with bright cut-border and engraved with the sitter's name within gilt-metal frame with dotted white enamel border NOTES St‚phanie F‚licit‚ Ducrest de St-Aubin lived 84 years under 11 different reigns. A femme du monde and successful writer, she published 104 volumes of Souvenirs. She was the mistress of the Duke of Orl‚ans 'Philippe-galit‚', governess of the future King Louis-Philippe, a friend of Rousseau, Talleyrand, Madame R‚camier, and a rival of Choderlos de Lacos and Madame de Sta‰l. For more information, see Gabriel de Broglie, Madame de Genlis, Paris, 1985.

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December 10, 2002, 12:00 AM EST

8 King Street, St. James's, London, LDN, SW1Y 6QT, UK