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    Sale 7731

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

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 132

    J. FRANCE (FL. C. 1797)

    A boy, in brown coat with black collar, light brown trousers, white waistcoat, shirt and knotted cravat, gold heart-shaped tie-pin, gold earring, seated on a green wooden chair holding a letter in his left hand and a cane in his right hand; landscape and sky background

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    J. FRANCE (FL. C. 1797)
    A boy, in brown coat with black collar, light brown trousers, white waistcoat, shirt and knotted cravat, gold heart-shaped tie-pin, gold earring, seated on a green wooden chair holding a letter in his left hand and a cane in his right hand; landscape and sky background
    signed and dated 'J. France 1797' (lower left)
    on ivory
    3 in. (76 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount


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    The letter is inscribed 'A Monsieur [...] à bruxe'.

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    Provenance

    Patrick Madden Collection, Lexington, Ky.; Sotheby's, London, 8 September 1975, lot 138 (then on a box).
    Sotheby's, London, 5 July 1976, lot 77 (then on a box).
    With Schidlof Antiques (Herta & Pixie Schidlof), London.


    Literature

    N. Lemoine-Bouchard, Les Peintres en miniature actifs en France 1650-1850, Paris, 2008, p. 244.