9 December 2008
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)
2 7/8 in. (72 mm.) diam., gilt-bronze frame with beaded border
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, room 5, 26 October 1994, lot 101 (artist not recognised, in different frame).
Christie's, London, 17 October 1995, lot 78.
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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.
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