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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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Pierre Adolphe Hall
BORAS 1739 - 1793 LIÈGE
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Enamel on copper, gilt-metal and enamel mount, set in the lid of a gold mounted tortoiseshell box, maker's-mark instinct, charge mark of Henri Clavel, date letter for 1787;
signed centre right: hall, and signed and dated on verso: hall suédois 1785
48 by 39 mm.
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Provenance

Gaston Le Breton, Rouen, by 1874;
his executor's sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 8 December 1921, lot 262;
David David-Weill (1871-1952), inv. no. 4312, until 1936;
with Wildenstein, Paris;
Sir Charles Clore (1905-1979), London;
his executor's sale, London, Sotheby's, 17 March 1986, lot 190;
Hans Erich Fischer-Curti, Switzerland;
sale, Zurich, Galerie Koller, 17 November 1987, lot 1779;
sale, Geneva, Christie's, 14 November 1989, lot 216

Exhibited

London, 1961, no. 299

Literature

Maze-Sencier, 1885, pp. 217 & 521 (as Portrait of Duthé 'ravissant');
Demonts & Terrasse, 1922, p. 30;
Clouzot, 1924, p. 93 (as Portrait of an Unknown Sitter);
Clouzot, 1928, p. 14 (as Portrait of Duthé);
Rouchès, 1937, p. 38 (as Pierre Adolphe Hall);
Gillet, et al., 1957, p. 430, no. 299, illust. p. 431;
Blättel, 1992, p. 1419, illust. p. 996;
de Plinval de Guillebon, 2000, pp. 88 & 132, fig. 73, illust. p. 90, no. 91

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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