17 November 1992
JEAN-BAPTISTE ISABEY AND HIS STUDIO, circa 1805
The Comte de Darvas with long curly dark hair and sideburns, wearing an aubergine-coloured cape over a blue waistcoat and white chemise with high cravat; oval -- 8.4 cm high, slight crazing and retouching, fine chased gilt-bronze mount
David David-Weill, Inv. nr 2995
Sir Charles Clore
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C. Jeannerat and H. Clouzot, Miniatures and Enamels from the D. David-Weill Collection, Paris 1957, nr 143 (erroneously as by Lutz)
Anne-Hyacinthe-Maxence, Comte de Darvas (1785-1862), was Minister of War and Foreign Affairs during the French Restoration after Napoleon's defeat.
Another version of the Count's portrait was sold Sotheby's Zurich, 15 November 1977, lot 85.
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