5 June 2007
VINCENT BERTRAND (FRENCH, B. 1770)
A young lady, in white dress with gauze bodice, blue sash adorned with heart-shaped gold pendant and white over-frill bordered with rope of pearls, centre-parted short curling hair; sky and cloud background
bearing signature 'Isabey.' (mid-left)
oval, 2½ in. (64 mm.) high, gilt-metal easel frame (easel partly deficient) by Asprey & Sons, 166 New Bond St., signed
Hermann Emden Collection, Hamburg; part IV, Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, 2-3 May 1911, lot 89 (as Princess Pauline Borghese by Isabey).
With Lombard, Geneva, 10 July 1978.
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L. R. Schidlof, The Miniature in Europe, Graz, 1964, I, p. 397 ('not by Isabey, nor the portr. of Princess Borghese').
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