28 November 2006
ARMAND VINCENT DE MONTPETIT (FRENCH, 1713-1800)
A young lady, holding a basket of fruit on her lap, in lace-bordered pale purple dress with lace cuffs, striped gauze scarf falling from her upswept and powdered hair, her left elbow leaning on a stone plinth and holding a bunch of grapes in her hand; foliate background
signed and dated on the reverse of the silk 'V. Demontpetit, P. 1784.'
2 11/16 in. (69 mm.) diam., gilt-wood frame carved with laurel border and ribbon and bow cresting
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