11 April 2002
FRENCH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1760
A young lady called Madame de Pompadour, reclining on a blue covered seat holding a letter, facing right in décolleté blue dress with white underslip and pink stole with ribbons, pearl bracelet, pink ribbon in her curled fair hair
oval, 3 3/8 in. (85 mm.) high, four-colour gold frame chased with foliage on a sablé border, silver sides and later gilt-metal backing
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Monaco, 25-26 June 1976, lot 375, as by Pierre-Adolphe Hall (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C. R. Dreesmann (inventory no. F-65).
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