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    Sale 7556

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    10 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 90

    LÉGÉ (FRENCH, 1779-1846)

    A young lady, in sprigged white dress with lace collar and ochre-coloured sash, fur-bordered ochre-coloured coat over her shoulders, wearing a coral earring, her dark hair upswept in a plait and ringlets

    Price Realised  

    LÉGÉ (FRENCH, 1779-1846)
    A young lady, in sprigged white dress with lace collar and ochre-coloured sash, fur-bordered ochre-coloured coat over her shoulders, wearing a coral earring, her dark hair upswept in a plait and ringlets
    signed and dated 'Légé . 1821' (lower right)
    on ivory
    3 in. (76 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount


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    Provenance

    Maxime Hébert (1853-1945) Collection, Paris.
    Collection of Architect Kurt Jahn (1903-1978), Darmstadt, inv. J.2.


    Literature

    L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, II, p. 992, illustrated IV, pl. 346, no. 706.


    Exhibited

    Darmstadt, Residenzschloss, Schlossmuseum, 1974-2007, inv. no. 21065.


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