21 May 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A SWISS LADY
TWO SWISS ENAMEL PORTRAIT MINIATURES
one by Jaques Thouron, unsigned, the other by Marie Gide, signed, both circa 1785
Both oval and framed, one, by Thouron, depicting a young Lady with curly long dark hair, half-length, facing right in a blue dress and white muslin chemise à la Reine, the other, by Marie Gide, depicting a Gentleman with short powdered wig and black wig-bag, wearing a plum-coloured coat with white lace jabot
62 mm. (2 3/8 in.) and 48 mm. (1 7/8 in.) high (2)
the miniature by Thouron:
Dr. Laurent Rehfous, Geneva.
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the miniature by Gide:
Léo R. Schidlof, La miniature en Europe, Graz, 1964, II, p. 982, no. 467, illustrated III, pl. 239, no. 467.
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