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# 41606

"Portrait of a lady in black velour gown", high quality French miniature, ca. 1830

Price: 2000  EUR

(please note additional 13% tax applies for transactions concluded within the European Union)

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Establishing the depicted young woman's identity in this portrait is an intricate task due to the family legend surrounding it. The latter legend clearly underwent a number of transformations throughout several generations of ownership by various people. This high quality miniature on ivory was acquired in May 2017 from the same art dealer in Vannes (France) as our web #41347 (we purchased this lot four months prior to that). Both miniatures showed two different young ladies (however, from the same period of the early 1830s), yet bore on versos the same (!) legend providing the same (!) sitter's name - certain "Madame Guyemer" or "Demoiselle Lyons".
Both miniatures were acquired by Vannes art dealer from a local private estate. It would almost seem that they were written by an absentminded elderly person who accidentally repeated the same text.
The "legend" also names certain Jaques Bertraut (Bertrand?) who presented this (or these) miniature(s) to certain Pierre Manlliot (clearly a relative of the legend's author, from whom he in his turn received both pieces).
In any case (see the description of our web #41347), there were no Mme Guyemer or Mlle Lyons living the 1830s… Hence, the factual sitters' names in both cases remain thus far unknown…

Provenance: antique shop in Vannes, France

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Condition: good

Creation Year: 1830

Measurements:UNFRAMED:8,1x7,5cm/3,2x3,0in FRAMED: 15,3x15,0cm/6,0x5,9in

Object Type:Framed miniature

Style: Portrait Miniatures

Technique: watercolor on ivory

Inscription:see description

Creator: French School

Creator Dates: -

Nationality:French

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