12 - 13 October 2009
Glairon (active 1790)
A rectangular silhouette verre églomisé conversation piece of a family, young ladies playing the piano and making lace, an older lady and gentleman with a boy with a gun and a younger child pointing his toe, a chandelier above, flanked by wall hung busts of Catherine II and Paul I, signed 'Glairon fec:' (lower left) and dated '1790' (lower right), in a stiff leaf gilt-metal and wood frame
6 1/8 x 9 1/8 in (15.5 x 23.3 cm.) excluding frame
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It has been suggested that the two young children featured in this scene are the young Grand Duke Alexander (future Alexander I) and his brother Konstantin.
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