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Details & Cataloguing

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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Jacques Thouron
GENEVA 1740 - 1789 PARIS
VULCAN PRESENTING ARMS TO VENUS FOR AENEAS, CIRCA 1785

Provenance

With Edouard Jonas (1883-1961), Paris and New York, by 1926; 
Mr and Mrs Isaac D. Levy (1868-1934), New York, 1929,
by family descent;
sale, Geneva, Sotheby's, 25 May 1993, lot 45

Literature

Friesen (ed.), 2001, p. 429, fig. 359

Catalogue Note

Thouron almost certainly based this enamel on the engraving by Jacques-Claude Danzel (1737-1809) published in 1783 after François Boucher's painting of 1757, now in the Louvre, Paris (inv. no. 2707). The plaque, like the engraving, shows the painting in reverse. As Thouron was working from this source, he was free to improvise on the colouring - thus Venus' draperies are blue rather than apricot-coloured.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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London