This is a beautiful French antique gilded ormolu miniature portrait, circa 1830 in date.
It features a superb finely painted portrait of a young French aristocratic mother and child, it is signed M. Le Brun and housed in a pierced pressed gilded ormolu highly decorated frame.
It is beautifully executed and as such would make a lovely addition to your collection
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 15 x Width 11 x Depth 2
Dimensions in inches:
Height 5.9 x Width 4.3 x Depth 0.8
Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (Marie Élisabeth Louise; 16 April 1755 – 30 March 1842), also known as Madame Lebrun, was a prominent French painter.
Her artistic style is generally considered part of the aftermath of Rococo, while she often adopts a neoclassical style. Vigée Le Brun cannot be considered a pure Rococo or Neoclassical painter. Her subject matter and color palette can be classified as Rococo, however, her style is aligned with the emergence of Neoclassicism. Vigée Le Brun created a name for herself in Ancien Régime society by serving as the portrait painter to Marie Antoinette.
Vigée Le Brun left a legacy of 660 portraits and 200 landscapes. In addition to private collections, her works may be found at major museums, such as the Hermitage Museum, London’s National Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and many other collections in continental Europe and the United States.
Our reference: 08405