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A double-sided medallion: on one side a young gentleman with powdered hair, in blue coat, striped white waistcoat and knotted cravat; on the other side a lady with white mob-cap, dark blue dress, brown shawl with broad light green border within white double stripes (School of Jacques-Antoine-Marie Lemoine, c. 1800)
octagonal, 2 3/8 x 2 in. (61 x 50 mm.), hinged gold frame closed at the base by a cushion-shaped padlock
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Lot Essay

A similar octagonal miniature of a young man by Soyer, from the Holzscheiter collection, is illustrated and discussed in M. Friesen (ed.), Französische Miniaturen 1770-1880, Darmstadt, 2001, fig. 348, pp. 427-428.

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