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Jean Baptiste Jacques Augustin
PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER AND CHILD, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS CHARLOTTE MARIE FRANCOISE ROBERJOT-LARTIGUE AND HER DAUGHTER MARIE CHARLOTTE
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Jean Baptiste Jacques Augustin
PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER AND CHILD, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS CHARLOTTE MARIE FRANCOISE ROBERJOT-LARTIGUE AND HER DAUGHTER MARIE CHARLOTTE
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Jean Baptiste Jacques Augustin
SAINT-DIÉ 1759 - 1832 PARIS
PORTRAIT OF A MOTHER AND CHILD, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS CHARLOTTE MARIE FRANCOISE ROBERJOT-LARTIGUE AND HER DAUGHTER MARIE CHARLOTTE
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, silver-gilt frame;
signed and dated lower left: Augustin / 1793
81 mm. Diam.
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Provenance

Edouard Warneck, Paris;
his executor's sale, Vienna, Leo Schidlof, 19 November 1924, lot 16;
Frederick Alexander Szarvasy (1875-1948), London;
sale, London, Christie's, 13 December 1948, lot 181;
sale, Geneva, Sotheby's, 7 May 1982, lot 342

Exhibited

Vienna, 1924, no. 51, pl. VIII;
London, 1928, no. 1202;
London, 1933, no. 237, illust. p. 57

Literature

Schidlof, 1911, p. 384, pl. XVIII;
Schidlof, 1964, vol. I, p. 54;
Friesen (ed.), 2001, p. 397, fig. 25;
Lemoine-Bouchard, 2008, p. 60;
du Pasquier, 2010, p. 25, illust.;
Pappe, 2015, p. 256, no. 216, illust.

Catalogue Note

The composition is based on Élizabeth Vigeé Le Brun's self-portrait with her young daughter of 1779 (Louvre, Paris). This exceptional miniature, the composition of which Augustin had used previously in a portrait dated 1792,1 was greatly admired and copied by other artists. For a copy by Bourgeois, dated 1818, see Sotheby's, Geneva, 11 November 1981, lot 293. Augustin has depicted a view of Tivoli in the background.

1. Pappe, op. cit., 2015, no. 196

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