Etienne Charles Le Guay (French, 1762-1846)
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Etienne Charles Le Guay (French, 1762-1846)

Etienne Charles Le Guay (French, 1762-1846)
A lady in white dress, seated in a landscape with a book
Signed ‘E. C. Le Guay.’ (mid-left)
On ivory
Rectangular, 147 x 120 mm., giltwood and gesso frame, the reverse open to reveal an inscription with information relating to its provenance
The property of a French émigré in Basel.
Fräulein Passavant, Basel, in the 1790s.
Merian-Ryhiner Family, Basel.
A. Refardt-Bischoff, Basel, in 1912.
Acquired by Mme. Rambert from Mlle. Amsler, sister and nurse of Prof. Amsler, eye surgeon at the University in Zurich, who had received it as a token of gratitude from a patient.
With Mme. L. Rambert, from whom acquired by Ernst Holzscheiter in Montreux, 3 August 1948. (inv. nos. MD/0465 and 258).
Basel 1912, no. 736 (lent by A. Refardt-Bischoff).
Special notice
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