Lot 109
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JEAN BAPTISTE WEYLER | Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), circa 1790

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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Description

  • Portrait of Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), circa 1790
  • Enamel, rectangular gilt-wood and gesso frame
  • 90 by 70 mm.

Provenance

Castle Vaux-sur-Seine, France;
sale, Geneva, Christie's, 15 May 1990, lot 251

Literature

Jean-Richard, 1994, p. 339, no. 636;
Du Pasquier, 1995-1996, p. 292;
Coffin & Hofstetter, 2000, p. 112, no. 60

Condition

The frame split in top and bottom of bezel, some losses one join top right opening. some gilding retouched. The enamel is well preserved.
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