15 April 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTOR
JEAN-BAPTISTE SINGRY (1782-1824)
A young Lady, facing left in white satin dress with gold ribbon tied at high Empire waist, red-bordered blue stole falling from her shoulders and her hands clasped on a stone ledge, a gold comb in her upswept dark curling hair
signed 'Singry 1818' (lower left)
oval, 4½ in. (115 mm.) high, rectangular ormolu frame with stamped outer border
The Collection of Madame E. T. de Savelli; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 2 December 1925, lot 68, illustrated (11,800 French francs).
Christie's, London, 7 November 1961, lot 175, frontispiece illustration (550 gns to H. E. Backer).
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Christie's Review of the Year 1961-62, London and Bradford, n.d., illustrated p. 63.
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