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    Sale 7398

    The Gordon Collection of Portrait Miniatures

    20 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 103

    Georges Antoine Keman (French, 1765-1830)

    An infantry officer, in red uniform with white facings, white collar and silver buttons, silver epaulette, white waistcoat, white frilled cravat, powdered hair en queue

    Price Realised  

    Georges Antoine Keman (French, 1765-1830)
    An infantry officer, in red uniform with white facings, white collar and silver buttons, silver epaulette, white waistcoat, white frilled cravat, powdered hair en queue
    oval, 2 11/16 in. (68 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame, the reverse with loosely plaited hair


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    Keman was a busy traveller; he is recorded from 1784 to 1789 in Paris, 1789 in Schlettstadt, 1790 in Strasbourg, 1790-1792 in Paris, from 1792 in London and 1796 in Bristol. Miniatures by Keman are rare. A signed pair is illustrated in colour in K. Henninger-Tavcar, Miniaturporträts, Pforzheim, 1995, p. 213.

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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 31 March 1981, lot 130.