5 June 2007
PIERRE-LÉONARD COUSIN (FRENCH, 1788 - AFTER 1822)
A lady called Madame Morin, full-face in green dress with bouffant sleeves, ruffled white-embroidered lace collar, plumed white hat tied under her chin in a silk bow, her centre-parted brown hair dressed in rolls, seated with a scarlet cashmere shawl draped over the back of a chair; cloudy sky background
signed 'Cousin.' (lower right)
oval, 3 5/16 in. (84 mm.) high, ormolu mount
Christie's, London, 21 October 1997, lot 125.
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An old handwritten note on the backing paper states: 'Mad.e Morin, mère du géneral et des 2 autres frères'.
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