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"Henriette-Blanche de Monicault with son Paul", superior quality French miniature on ivory!!, 1828/29
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An old legend on verso of this miniature portrait names its sitter - a young lady seated in chair with her little son on her lap - Mme Blanche Garnier-Monicaultů
Our Web research delivered some information concerning this woman and her little child.
Her birth name was Henriette-Blanche Garnier-Deschesnes. She was born in 1803 as daughter of Edmond (Hennmont) Garnier-Deschesnes, "receiver general des finances" and his wife Henriette Nardot.
On August 14, 1826, she married her equal in age Alexis-Aime-Josoph de Monicault (1803-1875), an attorney at Court of Appeal, future prefect of departments Ariege, Vosges, Eure and Seine-et-Marne and Officer of the Legion of Honor. They had two sons: Paul (1827-1884) and Edouard (1829-1916).
In light of the facts that the dress and hairstyle of Mme de Monicault reflect the fashion trend of the late 1820s (and in no way the early 1830s) and that her child appears at most 1-1.5 years of age, one could say with certainty that the depicted boy was clearly her eldest son Paul de Monicault. The latter, as one learns, made a career of a diplomat and, like his father, became an Officer of the Legion of Honor.
Mme Henriette-Blanche de Moicault died on November 8, 1891 at Chateau Vernouillet by Paris.
Although unsigned, this miniature displays an outstanding quality of execution and is clearly a work of one of the best miniaturists working in France of the 1820/30s. Although the portrait's previous owner (a French art collector) thought it to be a work of Bordeaux miniaturist Pierre Edouard Dagoty, we tend to believe that he or she was rather a Parisian master.
Provenance: French private collection
Condition: good; the damaged (original) frame was replaced by a newer one retaining original labels
Creation Year: 1828/29
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor and oil on ivory, laid on card
Inscription: verso: old legend
Creator: French School
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