9 December 2003
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
JEAN-BAPTISTE JACQUES AUGUSTIN (FRENCH, 1759-1832)
Librarian Maret, in brown coat, black waistcoat and lace cravat, powdered hair
signed and dated 'Augustin 17' (lower right)
2 5/16 in. (59 mm.) diam., gold mount engraved with a ribbon-twist band
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An old label on the reverse reads 'Portrait de mon oncle M. Maret, libraire au palais roy. Galerie Montesquieu, en 1792'.
This sitter is also mentioned in the artist's fee book for the year 1797: 'Monsieur Maret Libraire - 1 P. [= person] 240 [francs]'.
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