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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 212

    ATTRIBUTED TO MADEMOISELLE BRISSON (FRENCH, FL. C. 1759-1761)

    King Louis XV of France (1710-1774), in a plate armour cuirass, pauldrons enriched wih golden fleurs-de-lys, gold-bordered blue wool armour lining, buff shirt and white cravat, wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece and the blue moiré sash of the Royal French Order of the Holy Ghost, powdered wig with grey ribbon at the neck; landscape background

    Price Realised  

    ATTRIBUTED TO MADEMOISELLE BRISSON (FRENCH, FL. C. 1759-1761)
    King Louis XV of France (1710-1774), in a plate armour cuirass, pauldrons enriched wih golden fleurs-de-lys, gold-bordered blue wool armour lining, buff shirt and white cravat, wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece and the blue moiré sash of the Royal French Order of the Holy Ghost, powdered wig with grey ribbon at the neck; landscape background
    on vellum
    rectangular, 2 x 2 7/8 in. (52 x 72 mm.), engraved gilt-metal mount, the backing paper inscribed 'Louis XV par Mademoiselle Brison vers 1759-1761'


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    Leo R. Schidlof identifies Mlle. Brisson as a court painter of portrait boxes under King Louis XV.

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    Saleroom Notice

    The present miniature is a copy after a lost pastel by Maurice Quentin de La Tour, a study for which is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Inv. 2005.66).


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