9 December 2008
SOPHIE FILHOL (FRENCH, 1806-1854)
A young gentleman, in grey coat, embroidered black waistcoat, white shirt, black silk bow-tie, wearing the red ribbon of the French Order of the Legion of Honour; sky background
signed and dated 'Sophie Filhol. 1849.' (lower right)
oval, 4½ in. (115 mm.) high, brown wood frame, the backing card inscribed 'Ce Portrait appartient à mon fils'
Christie's, Geneva, 14 May 1991, lot 168.
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