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A young lady seated in an interior, leaning her left elbow on a console table, a book in her right hand, wearing a blue satin dress, embellished with lace and ribbons, white and blue plumes in her high piled powdered hair
signed and dated on the table 'Mosnier 1777' (lower right)
2 7/8 in. (73 mm.) diam., gold mount within rectangular moiré panel
For other examples of full scenic portrait miniatures by Mosnier, see D. Roche 'Jean-Laurent Mosnier et ses portraits à l'huile', La renaissance de l'art français et des industries de luxe, April 1921, pp. 170-171, and P. Jean-Richard, Miniatures sur ivoire. Musée du Louvre. Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1994, nos. 469-471, 474-476, pp. 14, 262-265.
A copy of the present miniature was in the Pap collection (see Christie's, London, 24 May 2000, lot 66).