27 November 2007
CHARLES GUILLAUME ALEXANDRE BOURGEOIS (FRENCH, 1759-1832)
A portrait of the artist's wife in blue plaid dress with white underslip, pearls and blue beaded necklace, wearing a gem-set gold comb in her dark curling hair
oval, 5 in. (127 mm.) high, artist's join, rectangular ormolu frame with palmette surmount and four anthemion spandrels
Madame Choune, Paris, in 1912.
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St. Petersburg, Institut Français, Exposition Centennale de l'Art Français, 1912, no. 233 (lent by Madame Choune, 24 rue de la Ville-l'Evêque, Paris).
The backing paper of the miniature is inscribed with an authentification signed by Leo Schidlof.
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