1 July 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A rectangular carved marble relief of a lady, traditionally called Hortense, Queen of Holland
Circle of Augustin Pajou (1730-1828), early 19th century
In an elaborate gilt-wood frame with a red wax seal and a typed label explaining the sitter and the attribution on the reverse.
Chips to frame.
10¼ in. (26 cm.) high
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Hortense (1788-1837) was the daughter of the Empress Josephine by her first marriage, to the Comte de Beauharnais. She married Napoleon's brother, Louis Bonaparte, who became the King of Holland. Their son was Napoleon III of France.
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