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Etienne Charles Le Guay-Attrib. "Lady in white Empire dress", large, high quality miniature, ca.1810
FINAL DISCOUNT PRICE= 1900 USD
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Formerly in the collection of French actor Paul Bonifas (1902-1975; see our image nr.10), it is a round, high quality, miniature portrait of a young lady. She is dressed and hair-styled according to fashion of the ca. 1810. This portrait is with a very great possibility (see our comparison image nr.10 and our web # #40767) work of one of the best French miniaturists of early 19th century, Etienne Charles Le Guay.
Etienne Charles Le Guay or Leguay (1762 Sevres - 1846 Paris) was a son of a porcelain painter and gilder Etienne Henri Leguay.
He studied under J.M. Vien and exhibited at the Salon from 1795 to 1819, showing miniatures on ivory and porcelain, as well as some mythological paintings.
From 1778 to 1785 he was a painter at the factory in Sevres, and later, for some time, a manager of the porcelain factory Dihl & Guerhard in Paris. Between 1808 and 1840 he again worked in Sevres. His three successive wives, Marie-Sophie Giguet (d. in 1801), Marie-Victoire Jaquotot (divorced in 1809), and Caroline de Courtin, were all his pupils and painted miniatures.
Schidlof writes:"Le Guay was one of the best miniaturists of his period, particularly good are his works of the beginning of the 19th century" (sic!).
Works of Le Guay can be viewed at the Louvre, in Museum Carnavalet in Paris, in Museum of Manufactory Sevres, in Museum Angers, in Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, etc.
His miniatures achieve very remarkable prices at the art auction market (see our additional images). Another one of our additional images shows a breakfast service decorated by Le Guay (Sevres porcelain).
1) French actor Paul Bonifas (see our image nr.11)
2) Professor Wail (Austria)
Condition: good; in original frame (frame - with split in the upper area)
Creation Year: ca 1810
Measurements: UNFRAMED:11,3x11,3cm/4,4x4,4in FRAMED: 18,3x17,0cm/7,2x6,7in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: charcoal, black wash with whitening on vellum (tondo)
Creator: Etienne Charles Le Guay
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Creator Dates: 1762 Sevres-1846 Paris
- 2-3 days door-to-door shipment, professionally packed by Mail Boxes Etc and shipped with DHL (calculated for US):
92,17 EUR + insurance 1,8% of item price
Shipping cost to other destinations (worldwide) on request
Shipping price may be reduced if you dispense with the frame
- Cheaper alternative (may be further reduced if you dispense with the frame): professionally packed by Mail Boxes Etc and shipped with regular Austrian mail - upon request under
(OBS: In this case maximal refunded insurance value is EUR 500 if shipping destination was the US. In Europe sometimes more, depending on destination.)
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