17 November 1992
HYPOLITE CHAPON, signed and dated 1817
A young mother with her two children, the mother with parted curly hair, wearing rich red coral jewellery and a white low-cut dress with short puff-sleeves and a red shawl, her left hand holding an open book, her fair-haired children wearing blue dresses, the daughter holding a basket of flowers; rectangular -- 11.9 cm high, gilt-bronze frame
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This miniature may be considered as one of the best works of this artist and is particularly interesting because of the signature which reads Hypolite Chapon Pein. et cent-Suisse du Roi. 1817..
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