20 April 2007
A CIRCULAR TINTED-TERRACOTTA PROFILE RELIEF PORTRAIT OF A GENTLEMAN, POSSIBLY DAMOUR, MAITRE DE LA POSTE
PROBABLY WORKSHOP OF JOSEPH CHINARD (1756-1813), EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Depicted facing left and wearing a Revolutionary hat and a open-collared coat and ruffled cravat, in a Louis XVI style blue-painted and giltwood frame, inscribed 'Chinard de Lyon', the reverse inscribed in pencil 'B...9'
8 in. (20 cm.) diameter; 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) diameter overall
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For the model see M. Germain Bapst, Catalogue des sculptures par Joseph Chinard de Lyon (1756-1813) formant la collection de M. le comte de Penha-Longa, Paris, 1911, no. 27.
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