London, South Kensington
20 September 2005
FRENCH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1860
Madame de Ponchartrain seated in fur-bordered blue surcoat, lace dress and cap holding a dog; window and ship background
on card, gilt-metal frame
octagonal, 2 x 2½ in. (50 x 63 mm.)
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An inscription in French on the reverse translates as 'Mme de Pontchartrain wife of Secretary State of the Navy daughter in law of the Chancellor of Louis XIV'
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