27 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 1,062
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
ANDRÉ LÉON LARUE, CALLED MANSION (FRENCH, 1785-after 1837)
Robert Tubbs (1798-1884), in blue coat, white waistcoat and black cravat, fair curling hair; sky background
signed and dated 'mansion. 1820.' (mid-right)
oval, 5½ in. (140 mm.) high, rectangular ormolu frame with four anthemion spandrels, by Legendre fils aîné, Paris, with trade label
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An enclosed handwritten note by F. Cecilia Tubbs, signed and dated October 1892, relates that Robert Tubbs sat to Mansion in Paris in 1820 and how Mansion sold him an illicit portrait of Emperor Napoleon.
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