PIERRE-LOUIS BOUVIER (1765-1836)
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PIERRE-LOUIS BOUVIER (1765-1836)

A young gentleman, facing left in aubergine-brown coat, blue-bordered yellow waistcoat, frilled cravat and knotted jabot, powdered hair

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PIERRE-LOUIS BOUVIER (1765-1836) A young gentleman, facing left in aubergine-brown coat, blue-bordered yellow waistcoat, frilled cravat and knotted jabot, powdered hair
signed and dated 'P. Bouvier. F.t 1790.' (lower left)
enamel on copper
oval, 2¼ in. (57 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount with beaded border
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Lot Essay

Enamel miniatures by Bouvier are extremely rare. For an early enamel of a young lady, signed and dated 1792, see F. X. Sturm, Émaux peints de Genève, XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, Geneva, 1975, front cover. A later large enamel of 1812, depicting Empress Josephine, is at the Malmaison (illustrated in E. della Santa, Pierre-Louis Bouvier - Album, Nyon, 1978, pl. XIII).
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