22 May 2001
PIERRE LE SAGE (FL. 1763-1796)
A young officer, facing right in green coat with pink facings and silver epaulettes, red and yellow waistcoat, lace cravat, powdered wig en queue
signed and dated 'Le Sage 1775' (lower right)
oval, 1¼ in. (32 mm.) high, gilt-metal mount
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For an interesting account on Le Sage, see M. E. Tiethoff-Spliethoff, 'De miniatuurschilder Pierre Le Sage en het hof van Prins Willem V', Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum, 1988, no. 3, pp. 216-224.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately