ATHALANTE LEGRAND (FRENCH, FL. C. 1822-1837), AFTER FERDINAND BOL (1616-1680)
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ATHALANTE LEGRAND (FRENCH, FL. C. 1822-1837), AFTER FERDINAND BOL (1616-1680)

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ATHALANTE LEGRAND (FRENCH, FL. C. 1822-1837), AFTER FERDINAND BOL (1616-1680)
A mathematician, in academic dress, black robes, white collar, black skull cap, his right arm resting on a ledge, a ruler in his left hand, pointing towards a geometric proof
signed and dated 'Melle Ath Legrand 1830' (lower left)
on ivory
rectangular, 5 1/8 x 4 3/8 in. (130 x 110 mm.), gilt-metal mount
signed and inscribed in pen on the backing card 'Copié au Musée d[u] Louvre d'après Ferdinand Bol Melle Legrand'
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Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.

Lot Essay

The present miniature is a copy of Professeur traçant une figure de géométrie painted in 1658 by Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680), now in the Louvre (inv. no. 1063).

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