22 May 2001
FRENCH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1730
An artist holding his portfolio and pen, facing left in pink-lined floral embroidered gold coat, blue trousers, white shirt and lace cravat, full bottomed powdered wig, standing beside a marble topped carved gilt-wood table with books beneath a blue and gold canopied drape with gold tassels on a balcony; fountain and landscape beyond
rectangular, 5 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. (150 x 118 mm.), ormolu frame with outer beaded border and ribbon and tie surmount
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The same sitter was painted, against an interior background, by Jean-Adam Mathieu (illustrated in H. Clouzot, Dictionnaire des miniaturistes sur émail, Paris, 1924, pl. VII).
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