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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 82

    JOSUÉ DOLLFUS (FRENCH, 1796-1887)

    A young gentleman, in black coat, cream waistcoat, white shirt, black knotted cravat, brown hair combed to the side and thin beard; landscape and sky background

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    Estimate

    JOSUÉ DOLLFUS (FRENCH, 1796-1887)
    A young gentleman, in black coat, cream waistcoat, white shirt, black knotted cravat, brown hair combed to the side and thin beard; landscape and sky background
    signed and dated 'J. Dollfus 1836' (lower right)
    on ivory
    oval, 3 15/16 in. (100 mm.) high, rectangular gilt-metal frame with foliate corners


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    Provenance

    Sotheby's, London, 11 March 1985, lot 161.
    Bonhams, London, 25 November 1992, lot 60.


    Literature

    N. Lemoine-Bouchard, Les Peintres en miniature actifs en France 1650-1850, Paris, 2008, p. 198.