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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 286

    French School, 19th Century

    Phalènes on red cushions

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    French School, 19th Century
    Phalènes on red cushions
    oil on canvas
    13 x 16¼ in. (33 x 41 cm.)
    a pair (2)


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    The Phalène is an older, rarer breed of Papillon. The Papillon is named for its 'butterfly' ears, whilst the Phalène has droopy ears that are more reminiscent of the 'moth'. Phalènes are depicted alongside their owners in paintings by Old Masters such as Titian and Mignard, but by the 19th Century they were rare and cherished enough to merit portraits of their own.

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