9 December 2003
ARRESSE (FRENCH, FL. C. 1790-1800)
A young officer, in green coat with silver buttons, red-bordered silver epaulette, black and blue striped waistcoat, green and yellow striped vest, red bordered white cravat, gold hoop earrings, powdered hair
signed 'Arresse' (lower left)
2 9/16 in. (65 mm.) diam., engraved silver-gilt frame with plaited hair reverse
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Two other miniatures by this rare artist are illustrated in Maria Michalowska-Barlóg's exhibition catalogue Miniatury, Poznan, Nationalmuseum, 1995, nos. 28 and 29.
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