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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 155

    PIERRE-ÉDOUARD DAGOTY (FRENCH, 1775-1871)

    Johann Christoph Schönbeck (1745-1836), wine merchant, in brown coat, yellow and blue striped waistcoat, white knotted cravat, powdered hair en queue, seated on a wooden chair

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    PIERRE-ÉDOUARD DAGOTY (FRENCH, 1775-1871)
    Johann Christoph Schönbeck (1745-1836), wine merchant, in brown coat, yellow and blue striped waistcoat, white knotted cravat, powdered hair en queue, seated on a wooden chair
    signed and dated 'Dagoty f 1833' (lower right)
    on ivory
    3 3/8 in. (86 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount in square ebonised wood frame


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    A slightly smaller oval version from the same year 1833 is illustrated in J. Du Pasquier, Pierre-Edouard Dagoty 1775-1871 et la miniature bordelaise au XIXe siècle, Chartres, 1974, p. 146, no. 95.
    Schönbeck was born in Danzig and went to Bordeaux as commis of the renowned wine-traders Schröder & Schÿler. During the French Revolution, he turned out to be so exceptionally competent that he became their associate. He owned Château Lubeck, at Le Bouscat, where he died aged 91.

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    Provenance

    Lempertz, Cologne, 3 December 1999, lot 674 (sitter unidentified).