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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE DR. ERIKA POHL-STRÖHER (1919-2016)

JACQUES THOURON | PORTRAIT OF ABRAHAM BENOÎT (1736-1824)

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June 30, 03:46 PM GMT

Estimate

3,000 - 5,000 CHF

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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE DR. ERIKA POHL-STRÖHER (1919-2016)

JACQUES THOURON

Geneva 1740 - 1789 Paris

PORTRAIT OF ABRAHAM BENOÎT (1736-1824)


Enamel on copper, gilt-metal mount and frame, in associated shagreen case

Signed and dated lower right

3.5 x 3 cm (unframed); 10 x 8 cm (framed)


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Professor Eugene Ritter of Geneva (1828-1928)

Christie's Geneva, 21st November 1979, lot 337

Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016) (purchased at the above sale)

Jean Henri Demole, Les émaux et les miniatures à l'exposition du Centenaire, vol. VII, 1917, p. 67-68

Henri Clouzot, 'L'école genevoise de peinture sur émail', La Renaissance de l'art français et des industries de luxe, Marz, 1919, p. 108

Henri Clouzot, Dictionnaire des miniaturistes sur émail, Paris, 1924, p. 194

Henri Clouzot, La miniature sur émail en France, Paris 1928, p. 139

Jean-Claude Genoud, 100 ans de miniatures suisse 1780-1880, 1999, p. 56

Margareta Friesen, Französische Miniaturen 1770-1880, Darmstadt, 2001, p. 428, no. 357

Karine Tissot, Artistes à Genève de 1400 à nos jours, Geneva, 2010, p. 588

The sitter was a member of the Council of Two Hundred in Bern. In 1766 he married Rosine de Greyerz.