5 June 2007
LOUIS FRANÇOIS AUBRY (FRENCH, 1767-1851)
A young gentleman, in blue coat, white waistcoat and knotted cravat, forward-combed dark hair and side-whiskers; together with a young gentleman, in aubergine-coloured coat, dark green waistcoat, red scarf with multi-coloured checked border tied in a knot, long powdered hair (French School, circa 1795)
the former signed 'Aubry' (lower right)
2 in. (51 mm.) diam., gilt-metal mount with stamped border and oval, 2 3/8 in. (60 mm.) high, gilt-metal frame with beaded border, respectively (2)
Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 10 December 1984, lot 42.
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, 27 October 1982.
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The latter miniature is taken after a signed miniature by Jean-Baptiste Isabey, in the Clore Collection, part I, sold Sotheby's, London, 17 March 1986, lot 112.
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