10 June 2008
CIRCLE OF JEAN-BAPTISTE MASSÉ (FRENCH, 1687-1767)
A gentleman, in armour, red vest with scalloped border, lace cravat, full-bottomed powdered wig, wearing the Maltese cross on his breastplate
on vellum laid down on card
oval, 2 5/16 in. (59 mm.) high, silver frame with pierced outer border set with emeralds
Christie's, London, 21 June 1999, lot 294.
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