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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    JEAN-FRANÇOIS SOIRON (SWISS, 1756-1812)

    A boy, in open white shirt, purple cloak, reading a book

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    JEAN-FRANÇOIS SOIRON (SWISS, 1756-1812)
    A boy, in open white shirt, purple cloak, reading a book
    signed and dated on the counter-enamel 'F Soiron pinxit .1799.'
    enamel on copper
    2¾ in. (69 mm.) diam., gold bezel


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    This is after the rectangular oil on canvas painting by Bénigne Gagnereaux (1756-1795), signed and dated 1786, sold Galerie Koller, Zurich, 9 September 1999, lot 111.

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    Provenance

    David David-Weill (1871-1952) Collection, Neuilly-sur-Seine, no. 4154.
    Sold by Wildenstein, Paris, to Sir Charles Clore (1905-1979), London.
    The Clore Collection of Portrait Miniatures, part II, sold Sotheby's, London, 10 November 1986, lot 171.


    Literature

    H. Clouzot, Dictionnaire des miniaturistes sur émail, Paris, 1924, p. 186.
    H. Clouzot, La miniature sur émail en France, Paris, n.d. [c. 1928], p. 163.
    L. Gillet/C. Jeannerat/H. Clouzot, Miniatures and Enamels from the D. David-Weill Collection, Paris, 1957, p. 494, no. 356, illustrated p. 495.


    Exhibited

    London, Garrard's, An exhibition of important 18th & early 19th century miniatures and enamels at Garrard, 1961, no. 356.
    Lausanne, Musée historique de Lausanne, 100 ans de miniatures suisses 1780-1880, 1999-2000, no. 6.