9 December 2008
ANDRÉ-LÉON LARUE, CALLED MANSION (FRENCH, 1785- AFTER 1837)
A young lady, in white mull evening gown with frills at the neckline and empire waist, white gauze collar with a Renaissance-inspired ruff; sky background
signed and dated 'mansion. 1818.' (mid-right)
oval, 2½ in. (63 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount with stamped foliate border within rectangular varnished wood frame
Sotheby's, London, 27 February 1990, lot 41.
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