11 April 2002
CIRCLE OF ÉTIENNE-CHARLES LE GUAY
A young lady artist seated in a gilt-wood chair beside a harp, holding a portrait of a gentleman and a potfolio on her lap, in white dress with pink sash, pink ribbon, pink roses and foliage in her long fair curling hair, holding a quill in her right hand; pillar interior background
2 7/8 in. (72 mm.) diam., gilt-metal reverbère frame bordered with a blue enamel band
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Monaco, 25-26 June 1976, lot 427, as by Jacques-Antoine-Marie Lemoine (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-106).
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N. Jeffares, 'Jacques-Antoine-Marie Lemoine (1751-1824)', Gazette des Beaux-Arts, February 1999, pp. 131-132, no. 234, illustrated (as 'definitely not by Lemoine').
This portrait is inspired by the miniature by Le Guay illustrated in L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, IV, pl. 350 no. 710.
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