London, South Kensington
17 April 1997
Portrait of a young Gentleman, small half-length, in a blue jacket and a cravat, seated at a draped table, holding a book, a classical statue of Venus behind
signed and dated 's. Guillemard 1808'
oil on canvas
12 x 9 7/8in (30.5 x 25cm)
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