12 June 2006
JEAN-BAPTISTE-JACQUES AUGUSTIN (FRENCH, 1759-1832)
A young lady, in white décolleté dress with silk sash, ochre Cashmere shawl with embroidered edge draped around her shoulders, gold and pearl comb in her upswept dark hair dressed in a plait and ringlets; cloudy sky background; together with a gentleman, in blue coat with gold buttons, white waistcoat and white shirt and frilled cravat, curling brown hair; blue sky and cloud background
she, signed and dated 'Augustin 1807.' (mid-left) and he, signed and dated 'Augustin. 1808.' (lower left) and signed on the backing paper 'Par le Chevalier Augustin'
2 7/8 in. (73 mm.) and 3 in. (78 mm.) diam. respectively, rectangular ormolu frames with foliate border and star spandrels (2)
with Galerie Kugel, Paris.
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The lady: Exhibition catalogue Bordeaux, Musée des Arts décoratifs Geneva, Musée de l'Horlogerie Paris, Musée du Louvre, L'âge d'or du petit portrait, Paris, 1995, p. 22, illustrated in colour fig. 9.
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