JEAN-BAPTISTE ISABEY | PORTRAIT OF A LADY, CIRCA 1800
Nancy 1767 - 1855 Paris
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, CIRCA 1800
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, chased gold mount, gilt-metal border;
signed lower left: Isabey
63 by 53 mm.
Miniature good and typical. At 2 o'clock the glass is cracked. This has not affected the surface of the miniature.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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With Galerie Jacques Kugel, Paris;
sale, Geneva, Christie's, 14 November 1989, lot 223
Friesen (ed.), 2001, p. 412, illust.