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    Sale 7550

    Important Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    9 December 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 150

    PIERRE-LOUIS BOUVIER (SWISS, 1765-1836)

    Pauline-Jeannette Glashoff (1780-1801), in white muslin day gown with lace-bordered sleeves and yellow sash, blue Cashmere shawl with yellow accents, yellow bandeau in her brown curling hair, holding a German Smooth Haired Pinscher in red collar; landscape background

    Price Realised  

    PIERRE-LOUIS BOUVIER (SWISS, 1765-1836)
    Pauline-Jeannette Glashoff (1780-1801), in white muslin day gown with lace-bordered sleeves and yellow sash, blue Cashmere shawl with yellow accents, yellow bandeau in her brown curling hair, holding a German Smooth Haired Pinscher in red collar; landscape background
    on ivory
    3 1/8 in. (78 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount within rectangular ebonised wood frame


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    Pauline-Jeannette Glashoff was born in Lübeck on 30 September 1780. She married Corneille-Guillaume de Chapeaurouge on 2 June 1798, the year the present miniature was probably painted. She gave birth to a girl, Jeanne, in 1800 and died on 21 March 1801, at the age of 20. Her widower remarried in 1807, to the Genevan Jeanne-Julie-Judith Bordier.
    Pierre-Louis Bouvier left his hometown Geneva in 1797 to settle down in Hamburg and did not return to Geneva until 1801. Among Bouvier's most important clients were the trader Jacques de Chapeaurouge and his family and circle of friends, as in the present case.

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    Provenance

    By family descent from the sitter to the present owner:
    The sitter's only child, Madame Jean-François-Frédéric de Stoutz, née Jeanne de Chapeaurouge (b. 1800).
    Marie-Andréa de Stoutz.
    Sylvia de Stoutz, daughter of the latter, until 1992.


    Literature

    E. della Santa, 'Une miniature et deux portraits peints à l'huile par Pierre-Louis Bouvier (1765-1836)', Geneva, XL, 1992, pp. 147-149.