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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 26

    JEAN-BAPTISTE SOYER (FRENCH, 1752-1828)

    A gentleman, in brown coat, white and yellow striped waistcoat and open white shirt, powdered hair and sideburns

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    JEAN-BAPTISTE SOYER (FRENCH, 1752-1828)
    A gentleman, in brown coat, white and yellow striped waistcoat and open white shirt, powdered hair and sideburns
    on ivory
    2 11/16 in. (68 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount set in the lid of a circular tortoisehell bonbonnière


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    Provenance

    David David-Weill (1871-1952) Collection, Neuilly-sur-Seine, no. 574.
    Sold by Wildenstein's, Paris to Sir Charles Clore (1905-1979), London.
    The Clore Collection of Portrait Miniatures, part II sold Sotheby's, London, 10 November 1986, lot 79 (erroneously as by Spargren).


    Pre-Lot Text

    VARIOUS PROPERTIES


    Literature

    L. Gillet/C. Jeannerat/H. Clouzot, Miniatures and Enamels from the D. David-Weill Collection, Paris, 1957, p. 306, no. 196 (erroneously as by Spargren), illustrated p. 307.


    Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie André Weil, Claude Hoin, 1934, no. 75 (erroneously as by Claude Hoin).
    Vienna, Albertina, Meisterwerke der europäischen Miniaturmalerei von 1750-1850, 1965, no. 196 (as by Spargren).