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JEAN-BAPTISTE ISABEY (1767-1855)
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JEAN-BAPTISTE ISABEY (1767-1855)

Emperor Napoleon I of France (1769-1821) in coronation robes, facing right in gold bordered ermine cloak, white shirt and flowing lace cravat, wearing the collar of the Imperial French Order of the Legion of Honour

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JEAN-BAPTISTE ISABEY (1767-1855)
Emperor Napoleon I of France (1769-1821) in coronation robes, facing right in gold bordered ermine cloak, white shirt and flowing lace cravat, wearing the collar of the Imperial French Order of the Legion of Honour
signed 'Isabey' (mid-right)
oval, 2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) high, silver-gilt frame
Provenance
Kommerzienrat Jacques Mühsam, Berlin; Glückselig, Vienna, 27-30 April 1925, lot 108.
Anonymous sale; Hugo Helbing, Munich, 29-30 January 1932, lot 264.
Literature
E. de Basily-Callimaki, J.-B. Isabey, Paris, 1909, illustrated opp. p. 72.
P. Jean-Richard, Miniatures sur ivoire. Musée du Louvre. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1994, p. 201, no. 365.
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Lot Essay

The backing paper of the miniature is inscribed n. 4 intendant g'...
Two replica are recorded; one was in the Muthmann Collection, part II sold Sotheby's, Zurich, 13 November 1979, lot 54, and another one is in the Louvre (illustrated in P. Jean-Richard, op. cit., p. 202, no. 365).
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