28 November 2006
FRANÇOIS NICOLAS MOUCHET (FRENCH, 1749-1814)
The Marquis du R. (Rivoire?), seated with his left arm over the back of a wooden chair, in blue coat wearing the red ribbon of the French Royal Order of St. Louis, brown waistcoat and white trousers
signed 'Mouchet' (lower right)
2 11/16 in. (68 mm.) diam., ormolu frame with pierced ribbon and bow surmount
Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 19 June 1998, lot 20.
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Miniatures by Mouchet are extremely rare. The artist's self-portrait is illustrated in P. Jean-Richard, Miniatures sur ivoire. Musée du Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, 1994, p. 265, no. 478.
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