Ignazio Pio Vittoriano Campana (1744-1786)

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Ignazio Pio Vittoriano Campana (1744-1786)

Madame de Mesmes dressed as Diana the Huntress, facing right in loose white chemise and leopard's skin, blue cross-sash with quiver, leaning on a purple cushion with gold tassels, bow in right hand, her left hand caressing a hound, her curly long fair hair adorned with a half-moon, nocturnal landscape background with an urn on a plinth

3 1/8in. (80mm.) diam., gilt-wood frame with waterleaf-and-tongue and beaded borders
Exhibited
Paris, Galerie Marigny, Miniatures du XVIe au XIXe siècle, 1985, no. 62 (as French School)

Lot Essay

For other miniatures painted by Queen Marie-Antoinette's Peintre du Cabinet, see P. Jean-Richard, Miniatures sur ivoire. Musée du Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1994, nos. 78 and 79.
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