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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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Jean-Baptiste Isabey
NANCY 1767 - 1855 PARIS
PORTRAIT OF MADAME FEYDEAU 
Watercolour and bodycolour on paper, gilt-metal mount, lemon-wood frame;
signed and dated lower right: J. Isabey. / 1823
132 by 95 mm.
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Provenance

Marquis de Biron, 1909;
David David-Weill (1871-1952), inv. no. 351, until 1936;
with Wildenstein, Paris;
Sir Charles Clore (1905-1979);
his executor's sale, London, Sotheby's, 17 March 1986, lot 118

Exhibited

London, 1961, no. 101;
Vienna, 1965, no. 224;
Malmaison, 2005-2006, no. 191

Literature

de Basily-Callimaki, 1909, p. 331;
Mauclair, 1913, p. 3;
Gillet, et al., 1957, p. 174, no. 101;
Friesen (ed.), 2001, p. 413, no. 192

Catalogue Note

Madame Feydeau, wife of a Napoleonic officer, was the mother of the journalist Ernest Aime Feydeau (1821-1873) and grandmother of the celebrated comic playwright George Feydeau (1862-1921).

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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London