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AUGUSTIN DUBOURG (FRENCH, 1758-1800)
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AUGUSTIN DUBOURG (FRENCH, 1758-1800)

A young lady, holding a small wooden handled scythe and cutting roses in her right hand, left hand holding a rose from a basket of picked roses on a stone ledge, in white dress, embroidered short sleeve border, red sash, pearl armlet worn on her upper right arm, foliage wreath in her long powdered curling hair; tree and foliate background with mountainous landscape beyond

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AUGUSTIN DUBOURG (FRENCH, 1758-1800)
A young lady, holding a small wooden handled scythe and cutting roses in her right hand, left hand holding a rose from a basket of picked roses on a stone ledge, in white dress, embroidered short sleeve border, red sash, pearl armlet worn on her upper right arm, foliage wreath in her long powdered curling hair; tree and foliate background with mountainous landscape beyond
indistinctly signed and dated 'Dubourg 1789' (mid-right)
3 3/16 in. (81 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount
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Lot Essay

In the present miniature, Dubourg was clearly inspired by the works of his first cousin Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin such as the portrait of Madame van Hée of 1790 (illustrated in P. Jean-Richard, Miniatures sur ivoire. Musée du Louvre. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1994, no. 11).
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