10 June 2008
FRÉDÉRIC DUBOIS (FRENCH, FL. C. 1780-1819)
A young lady, in profile to the left, holding an eye-glass up to her right eye looking out of a window, in loose white dress with blue bodice revealing her right breast, white surcoat, gold hoop earring, her dark brown hair curled and upswept and falling in ringlets; blue curtain background
signed with initials 'F. Ds.' (lower left)
2 7/8 in. (73 mm.) diam., ormolu frame with outer beaded border and pierced ribbon and tie surmount
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Another miniature by Dubois depicting a lady in a genre-like pose is depicted in P. Jean-Richard, Miniatures sur ivoire. Musée du Louvre. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1994, no. 153.
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