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Louis-Marie Sicardi (French, 1743-1825)
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Louis-Marie Sicardi (French, 1743-1825)

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Louis-Marie Sicardi (French, 1743-1825)
A lady with flowers at corsage
Signed and dated ‘Sicardi / 1789’ (lower left)
On ivory; oval, 63 mm. high, silver-gilt réverbère frame
Provenance
David David-Weill (1871-1952) Collection, Neuilly-sur-Seine, no. 638.
Wildenstein, Paris, by whom acquired from the above in 1936.
Sold by Wildenstein, Paris, to Sir Charles Clore (1905-1979), London.
The Clore Collection of Portrait Miniatures; part II, Sotheby’s, London, 10 November 1986, lot 82.
Literature
G. Henriot, ‘La Collection David-Weill’, L’Amour de l’art, January 1925, illustrated pl. XXXII no. 1.
J. Belleudy, ‘Louis Sicardi, miniaturiste, peintre du Cabinet du Roi’, Bulletin de la Societé d’Histoire de l’art français, 1931, p. 299.
L. Gillet, C. Jeannerat and H. Clouzot, Miniatures and enamels from the D. David-Weill Collection, Paris, 1957, p. 292, illustrated p. 293 pl. 188.
M. Lauraine, Louis Marie Sicard dit Sicardi (1743–1825), peintre miniaturiste: biographie, France, 2005, p. 125 no. 136.
Exhibited
London, Garrard’s, An exhibition of important 18th & early 19th century miniatures at Garrard, 1961, no. 188.
Vienna, Albertina, Meisterwerke der europäischen Miniaturmalerei von 1750 bis 1850, 1965, no. 335 (lent by Charles Clore).
London, Royal Academy, France in the eighteenth century, 1968, no. 953, illustrated pl. CLVIII fig. 432 (lent by Charles Clore).
Special Notice

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.

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