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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 151

    LOUIS SICARDI (FRENCH, 1746-1825)

    A young lady, in transparent white muslin dress with steel-blue silk border, ochre scarf, powdered curling hair; nocturnal landscape background

    Price Realised  

    LOUIS SICARDI (FRENCH, 1746-1825)
    A young lady, in transparent white muslin dress with steel-blue silk border, ochre scarf, powdered curling hair; nocturnal landscape background
    signed and dated 'Sicardi an. 6 6.' [1797/1798] (lower right)
    on ivory
    2 7/8 in. (72 mm.) diam., gilt-bronze frame with beaded border


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    Provenance

    Hôtel Drouot, Paris, room 5, 26 October 1994, lot 101 (artist not recognised, in different frame).
    Christie's, London, 17 October 1995, lot 78.


    Literature

    M. Lauraine, Louis Marie Sicard dit Sicardi (1743-1825) peintre miniaturiste, biographie, n.l. [Paris], 2005, p. 135, no. 174.
    N. Lemoine-Bouchard, Les Peintres en miniature actifs en France 1650-1850, Paris, 2008, p. 267.