6 July 2005
RODOLPHE BEL (SWISS, FL. C. 1822-1849)
A young lady in lace-bordered white silk dress, red and gold twisted sash, yellow and red roses and sweeping gauze veil falling from her upswept and curled dark hair
signed 'Bel' (lower left)
octagonal, 2 7/8 x 2 3/8 in. (74 x 60 mm.), rectangular gilt-metal frame with foliate border
Jacques Mühsam, Berlin; Kunstauktionshaus Glückselig, Vienna, 27-30 April 1925, lot 24.
Ernst Holzscheiter, Meilen; part I, Sotheby's, London, 28 March 1977, lot 110.
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L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, I, p. 72 (praised as 'very good').
Geneva, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Chefs-d'oeuvre de la miniature et de la gouache, 1954, no. 34 (lent by Ernst Holzscheiter, Meilen).
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