15 April 1997
LOUIS-MARIE AUTISSIER (1772-1830)
A young Lady called Madame Barrois-Malfait from Lille, facing left in black lace-bordered olive brown dress with brown ribbon tied at waist in a bow, embroidered orange cashmere scarf draped over her right arm, large pearl-bordered gold hoop earrings, comb and oak leaves in her dark curling upswept long hair
signed and dated 'Autissier p. 8' (lower left)
rectangular, 3½ x 2¾ in. (90 x 69 mm.) gilt-metal mount within an ebonized wood panel
Mr Charier, curator of the Museum of Vannes (in 1912).
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