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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 24

    JOSEPH-MARIE BOUTON (FRANCO-SPANISH, 1768-1832)

    A young officer, in dark green coat with pale green collar and gold epaulettes, wearing the breast-star of the Royal Order of Spain

    Price Realised  

    JOSEPH-MARIE BOUTON (FRANCO-SPANISH, 1768-1832)
    A young officer, in dark green coat with pale green collar and gold epaulettes, wearing the breast-star of the Royal Order of Spain
    signed 'Bouton' (mid right)
    on ivory
    2¼ in. (57 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount


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    The Royal Order of Spain was created by Joseph Bonaparte during his short reign in Spain. It was abolished in Spain in 1814 by King Ferdinand VII and prohibited in France by King Louis XVIII from 9 July 1814.

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    Provenance

    Alfred von Strasser-Sánczi Collection, Vienna, 1905, 1906, 1931.
    Collection of Architect Kurt Jahn (1903-1978), Darmstadt, inv. J.8.


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE JAHN COLLECTION, DARMSTADT


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue De Bouton à Goya - Cinq miniaturistes à la cour de Madrid, Toulouse, Musée Paul Dupuy, 1960, p. 30. no. LXX.


    Exhibited

    Troppau (Silesia), Kaiser Franz Josef-Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Ausstellung von Miniaturen, 1905, no. 162.
    Berlin, Salons Friedmann & Weber, Miniaturen-Ausstellung, 1906, no. 893.
    Vienna, Nationalbibliothek, Das gemalte Kleinporträt, 1931, no. 67.
    Darmstadt, Residenzschloss, 1974-2007, inv. no. 21046.