28 November 2006
JEAN-FRANÇOIS SOIRON (SWISS, 1756-1813)
A young lady in a wood, in black coat, red-bordered purple dress with black belt with gold buckle, white fichu and white stock, gold earrings, plumed black hat in her long curling hair
signed and dated 'Soiron fecit 1798' (lower left)
enamel on copper
2 3/8 in. (61 mm.) diam., later fitted maroon leather case
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This enamel is reminiscent of Soiron's portrait of a young lady with feathered hat in a landscape, illustrated in L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, IV, pl. 546, no. 1111.
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