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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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Georges Nicolas Toussaint Augustin, called Augustin Dubourg
SAINT-DIÉ 1750 - AFTER 1800
PORTRAIT OF ÉTIENNE-FRANÇOIS, MARQUIS D'ALIGRE (1726-1798)
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal mount, set in the lid of a tortoiseshell box;
signed, inscribed and dated lower left: M. Venloo fecit / A.tin Dubourg pinxit. / 1789 / Roüen
68 mm. Diam.
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Provenance

Félix Panhard (d. 1894), Paris;
by descent until;
sale, Paris, Palais Galliéra, 5 December 1975, lot 44;
sale, Geneva, Sotheby's, 17 May 1984, lot 95

Literature

Friesen (ed.), 2001, p. 406, no. 121;
Lemoine-Bouchard, 2008, p. 205;
Pappe, 2015, pp. 109, 124, no. 445

Catalogue Note

The sitter descended from an ancient and illustrious family. He held a number of important positions at court including that of président à mortier au parlement de Paris and later premier président du parlement. He amassed a great fortune but he was forced in to exile with his family by the revolution, living firstly in England and then in Brunswick. He never returned to France. 

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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London