18 May 1994
CHARLES BERNY D'OUVILLE, signed, circa 1810/1815
A young lady wearing a low-cut blue velvet dress with short puff-sleeves and white underslip, a cream-coloured cashmere shawl with embroidered border draped over her left shoulder, her brown hair dressed in ringlets; oval -- 59 mm high, cast gilt-metal mount.
Comte Mimerel Collection, sold Paris, Hôtel Drouot, room 6, Maître Lair-Dubreuil, 18-22 April 1910, lot 6.
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