PIERRE LOUIS BOUVIER
Geneva 1766 - 1836
Portrait of Jean-Dauphin de Chapeau Rouge
Watercolour and gouache;
signed and dated in pen and grey ink on the bench to the left: Bouvier / fait Ems les Bains / 1826 and extensively inscribed in pen and brown ink on the back of the frame
245 by 189 mm (drawing)
285 by 235 mm (frame)
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Laid down on board. Overall in very good condition. Light staining more visible in the upper section of the sheet in the sky. Colours remain fresh and vibrant throughout.
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The inscription on the back of the frame, written by the artist, explains that this is a copy after his own original portrait of the same sitter (executed in reverse), now in a Private Collection, England.