28 November 2006
VILLERS (FRENCH, FL. C. 1780-1800)
A young gentleman, in grey silk coat with large buttons engraved with the initials A and G respectively, turquoise and yellow striped waistcoat, frilled white shirt and knotted scarf, powdered hair
signed and dated 'Villers 1789' (lower left)
2 9/16 in. (65 mm.) diam., gold and gilt-metal réverbère frame bordered with a blue enamel band
Katharina von Kis-Schratt (1853-1940), actress at the Burgtheater, Vienna (in 1928).
Private Collection, Switzerland.
Christie's, London, 18 December 1990, lot 37.
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J. de Bourgoing, Die Französische Bildnisminiatur, Vienna, 1928, illustrated pl. 46.
L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, II, p. 853 (praised as 'good and typical').
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