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Pierre Adolphe Hall
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS PRINCE JOSEPH PONIATOWSKI (1762-1813), CIRCA 1785
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Pierre Adolphe Hall
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS PRINCE JOSEPH PONIATOWSKI (1762-1813), CIRCA 1785
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Details & Cataloguing

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Pierre Adolphe Hall
BORAS 1739 - 1793 LIÈGE
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG BOY, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS PRINCE JOSEPH PONIATOWSKI (1762-1813), CIRCA 1785
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, ormolu frame;
signed on the tree trunk: hall
110 by 91 mm.
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Provenance

Cardinal Joseph Fesch, Prince of France (1763-1839);
Monsieur Le Vasseur;
W. Burdon;
sale, Geneva, Sotheby’s, 15 May 1986, lot 164

Catalogue Note

Stylistically this portrait corresponds with Hall's remarkably impressionistic and free style of the mid 1780s, making the traditional identification of the sitter as Prince Joseph Poniatowski infeasible.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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