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painted in watercolour, in a silver frame with pierced spiral cresting
Arlaud was born in Geneva in 1668. His father was a watchmaker from the Auvergne. He began his artistic career painting small ornamental miniatures for the jewellers at Dijon. He also attempted some portraits, which proved sufficiently successful to encourage him to move to Paris, at the age of about twenty. It was not long before he distinguished himself in the city, and his pleasing style of painting portraits and fancy subjects recommended him to the patronage of the Duke of Orleans, who, being fond of the art, became his pupil, and accommodated him with apartments in the palace of St. Cloud.
|Height||8.40 cm||(3.31 inches)|