22 May 2001
JEAN-BAPTISTE ISABEY (1767-1855)
Countess of Thorigny, facing left in lace-bordered pink silk dress with large bow on right shoulder and pink roses and foliage on her left shoulder, pink sash with pearl buckle, pearl necklace, topaz and pearl cluster on a gold florette chain worn in her dark hair dressed in an Apollo knot adorned with pink roses and foliage
signed and dated 'J. Isabey 1827' (lower left)
on paper stretched over enamelled tin
oval, 5¼ in. (135 mm.) high, ormolu mount with foliate border within rectangular lemonwood frame with four gilt-metal foliate spandrels
With Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co., Inc., New York.
Henry Walters (died 1931), Baltimore, chairman of the Atlantic Coast Line.
His widow, Mrs. Henry Walters, née Sarah Wharton Green Jones, New York; Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 23-26 April 1941, lot 577.
Paula de Koenigsberg, Buenos Aires, in 1945.
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Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Exposición de obras maestras. Colleción Paula de Koenigsberg, 1945, no. 118, illustrated pl. LXXVI.
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