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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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Jean Baptiste Jacques Augustin
SAINT-DIÉ 1759 - 1832 PARIS
PORTRAIT OF A LADY
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gold mount set with diamonds;
dated lower right: 1795
80 mm. Diam.
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Provenance

John Pierpont Morgan (d. 1913), New York;
sale, London, Christie's, 24 June 1935, lot 660;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 21 March 1966, lot 151;
with D.S. Lavender, London;
with Edwin Bucher, Trogen, by 1981

Literature

Williamson, 1906-08, vol. IV, no. 575 (as by Villiers);
Friesen (ed.), 2001, p. 397, no. 24;
Garnier-Pelle et al., 2007, p. 234;
Pappe, 2015, p. 263, no. 277, illust.

Catalogue Note

For this portrait of an unknown lady, Augustin has followed closely the composition used by Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun for her portrait of Marie Gabrielle de Sinéty, Duchesse de Gramont-Caderousse, which was exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1784. A signed variant copy by Augustin of the Vigée Le Brun is in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (inv. no. OA1358).  

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part II

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