10 December 2002
The Property of the Ervika Foundation
FRANÇOIS DUMONT (1751-1831)
A young lady, facing right in pale blue dress, large white lace cap with blue ribbons in her powdered curling hair
bearing signature 'hall' (lower right)
oval, 1¾ in. (44 mm.) high, gold frame
Norbert Fischmann; Paul Cassirer & Hugo Helbing, Berlin, 27 March 1925, lot 83 (as by Pierre Adolf Hall).
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This miniature, painted about 1775, will be included in Dr. B. Hofstetter's forthcoming catalogue raisonné of François Dumont's works.
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