5 June 2007
ALEXANDRE DELATOUR (BELGIAN, 1780-1858)
A young gentleman, in fur-bordered green coat, beige-coloured waistcoat, frilled cravat and knotted stock, forward-combed curly dark hair and side-whiskers; stormy sky background
signed 'A:Delatour.' (lower left)
2 13/16 in. (72 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount
With Camille Lagrand, Brussels.
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For other miniatures by this excellent Belgian artist, see the exhibition catalogue Autissier et le portrait miniature romantique en Belgique, Brussels, Kredietbank, 1998, nos. 66-77.
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