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Lot 306: PIERRE-NOËL VIOLET (FRENCH, 1749-1819)

Est: £3,000 GBP - £5,000 GBPSold:
Christie'sNovember 27, 2012London, United Kingdom

Item Overview

Description

PIERRE-NOËL VIOLET (FRENCH, 1749-1819)
Stéphanie Félicité Ducrest de Saint-Aubin, Comtesse de Genlis (1746-1830), in white dress with blue bodice and blue bows tied at her upper arm, striped gauze scarf tied at corsage, three-strand pearl necklace, gold-embroidered grey bandeau in her powdered curling hair
signed 'P. Violet' (mid-left)
on ivory
oval, 2¾ in. (70 mm.) high, silver-gilt réverbère frame with bright-cut border and engraved with sitter's name, within gilt-metal frame with white enamel pellet border

Artist or Maker

Literature

N. Lemoine-Bouchard, Les peintres en miniature actifs en France 1650-1850, Paris, 2008, p. 530.

Provenance

Christie's, London, 10 December 2002, lot 138.

Auction Details

Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

by
Christie's
November 27, 2012, 10:30 AM GMT

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