6 July 2005,
Price realised GBP 6,600
GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
CÉCILE VILLENEUVE (FRENCH, 1824-1901)
Antoinette de Rochechouart de Mortemart (1893-1972) in an off-the-shoulder white dress with lace collar, fair curled shoulder-length hair; sky background
signed 'Cécile Villeneuve' (right) and inscribed and dated by the artist on the backing paper 'Antoinette de Rochechouart de Mortemart Paris 1897'
oval, 2 13/16 in. (71 mm.) high, gilt-metal easel frame
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