After Francois Dumont
late 19th century
Madame de Songeons
watercolour on ivory imitation, 9 x 7,5 cm
verso auction label Christie`s, 9. Dec. 1997, 37
The miniature is an almost identical repetition of the portrait of Madame de Songeons (her castle in the background) by Francois Dumont, which is kept in the Louvre. In terms of color, the present miniature is a little paler, almost impressionistic - so, in contrast to the model from the 18th century, it shows a time style that transports it to the end of the era with the idealizing taste.
price: 580 €