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JEAN-BAPTISTE JACQUES AUGUSTIN (FRENCH, 1759-1832)
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JEAN-BAPTISTE JACQUES AUGUSTIN (FRENCH, 1759-1832)

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JEAN-BAPTISTE JACQUES AUGUSTIN (FRENCH, 1759-1832)
Louis Marie, Marquis d'Estourmel (1744-1823), in lilac silk coat, frilled white cravat, powdered wig worn en queue
signed and dated 'augustin. 1790' (lower left)
on ivory
2 13/16 in. (71 mm.) diam., ormolu frame with tied ribbon surmount
Provenance
E. Warneck Collection; part I, Leo Schidlof's Kunstauktionshaus, Vienna, 11 April, 1924, lot 20 (on the cover of a gold-mounted blonde tortoiseshell box).
Sotheby's, Monte Carlo, 25 June 1976, lot 392.
Literature
P. Jean-Richard, Miniatures sur ivoire. Musée du Louvre. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1994, p. 44.
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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Lot Essay

For another portrait of the same sitter after the present miniature, see P. Jean-Richard, op. cit. no. 36, illustrated p. 44. It is due to this copy that the identification of the sitter as Marquis d'Estourmel has been revealed.

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