28 November 2006
PIERRE ROUVIER (FRENCH, AFTER 1742 - AFTER 1815)
Louis-Marie Dulieu de Chenevoux in the uniform of the régiment du Roy infanterie, white coat with gold-embroidered blue facings, gold epaulettes, frilled white shirt, wearing a blue peaked hat embroidered in gold with the fleur-de-lys with white crown and tasseled bonnet
signed and dated 'Rouv[ier] 17[ ] (lower right)
oval, 2¼ in. (57 mm.) high, set on the cover of a circular gold-mounted dark composition bonbonnière, the gold mounts by Henry Garand (fl. 1784-1793), marked, Paris, 1784-1789
Patrick Madden of Lexington, U.S.A.; Sotheby's, London, 8 September 1975, lot 110.
(?) Félix Doistau Collection, Paris (as signed and dated 1782).
Sotheby's, Monte-Carlo, 4 May 1977, lot 104.
Eugène Pap (1910-2006) Collection, Paris; Christie's, London, 24 May 2000, lot 37.
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(?) L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, II, p. 702.
(?) Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, OEuvres d'art du XVIIIe siècle, 1906, no. 411 (as signed and dated 1782, lent by Félix Doistau).
An old inscription on the backing paper indicates that this miniature was painted in 1782.
A circular version from the Bernard-Franck collection, Paris, was sold Fairfield Auctions, Newtown, CT., 17 September 2006, lot 438.
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