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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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Louis Marie Sicardi
AVIGNON 1746 - 1825 PARIS
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, CIRCA 1787
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, silver-gilt mount;
signed lower right: Sicardi
83 mm. Diam.
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Provenance

Sale, Geneva, Christie's, 18 May 1994, lot 382

Literature

du Pasquier, 1995-1996, p. 286;
Friesen (ed.), 2001, p. 426, pl. 331;
Lauraine, 2005, p. 161, no. 284

Catalogue Note

A variant miniature by Sicardi, part of the Doistau bequest to the Louvre (inv. RF 5093), shows the sitter in identical clothes and attire, but with her hand resting on a bouquet of flowers and not on a red cockaded tricorn hat. In both works the sitter is depicted breaking into a smile, which is unusual for this period.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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