An attractive portrait miniature of a Lady holding a diary
An attractive portrait miniature of a Lady holding a diary
An attractive portrait miniature of a Lady holding a diary

Attributed to LOUIS LIE PERIN-SALBREUX (1753-1817)

An attractive portrait miniature of a Lady holding a diary

c. 1795 France

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A portrait miniature of a young Lady seated before pink rose bushes holding a small pocket book which she points to with her right forefinger. She wears a cream silk dress tinged with pink and lace cuffs, a blue and white lace chemise over her shoulders and matching blue bandeau in her powdered hair
in later gilt-metal circular frame.

The sitter is shown emphatically pointing at a small pocket book/diary possibly reminding the viewer of an important future occasion such as as forthcoming engagement of marriage. This symbolism reminds us that miniature portraits were very much tokens of affection.

Perin-Salbreux trained in Paris as a miniaturist under Lemonnier and Sicardi and became friendly with Roslin who suggested that he became a miniature painter. He exhibited at the Salon between 1793 and 98. During the Revolution he returned to Rheims where he took over the factory that his father had left him. As soon as he could he returned to the art of miniature painting and became one of the leading French miniaturists of the 18th century
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Height 7.50 cm (2.95 inches)
Stock Code
2522
Medium
gouache
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Whilst not signed the technique shown in this portrait particularly in the execution and care of the materials and admiral paiting of the landscape background suggest the hand of Perin-Salbreux
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