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    Sale 7453

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    27 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 150

    JOHANN JULIUS HEINSIUS (FRANCO-GERMAN, 1740-1812)

    A young lady, holding a portrait miniature of a gentleman in her left hand, in lace-bordered dress with blue bodice and off-the-shoulder white sleeves entwined with pearls, large drop-pearl earrings, lace bandeau and flowing gauze veil in her long curling auburn hair, her left arm leaning on a green covered ledge

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    JOHANN JULIUS HEINSIUS (FRANCO-GERMAN, 1740-1812)
    A young lady, holding a portrait miniature of a gentleman in her left hand, in lace-bordered dress with blue bodice and off-the-shoulder white sleeves entwined with pearls, large drop-pearl earrings, lace bandeau and flowing gauze veil in her long curling auburn hair, her left arm leaning on a green covered ledge
    indistinctly signed and dated '[Heinsiu]s pinx: 1790' (mid-right)
    3 in. (77 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount


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    Juliane Schmieglitz-Otten (Miniaturen der Revolutionszeit 1789-1799 aus der Sammlung Tansey, Munich, 2005, p. 200) points out that Heinsius worked from the 1790s until his death in Orleans. For two other signed miniatures of ladies by Heinsius, see M. Friesen (ed.), Französische Miniaturen 1770-1880, Darmstadt, 2001, figs. 160-161, p. 409.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A FRENCH NOBLEMAN