MEURET François (1800-1887), PORTRAIT OF MARCHIONESS DE TALHOUËT-ROY AT 17 YEARS OLD, MINIATURE OF 1847

TECHNIQUE: Watercolor and gouache on ivory, protected under a convex glass

ARSTIST: MEURET François (1800-1887)

SIGNED: Meuret

FRAME : Original chevalet ormolu frame, with monogram, signed by Alphonse Giroux

PORTRAIT SIZE: 10,5x8,5cm

FRAME SIZE: 17x12cm

DESCRIPTION :

Miniature by François Meuret, signed in red on right : Meuret (erased)

The portrait is identified on the back of the frame, engraved in the gilded bronze, the letters H and L and  "Marquise de Talhouët à 17 ans ".

It is the portrait of Léonie Marie Sidonie née Honnorez (1829-1892) (hence the monogram H L), on the day of her marriage on August 2, 1847, at the age of 17, with Auguste Elisabeth Joseph Marquis de Talhouët-Roy (1819-1884), future Mayor of Lude, General Councillor of Sarthe, Deputy, Senator, Minister of Public Works, Grand Officer of the Legion of Honour.

Became Marchioness by her marriage, Léonie passed away at the castle of Lude on July 18, 1892.

About Lude castle :http://www.lelude.com/

(We thank Mr. J.M. Saint-Girons for his invaluable help in the genealogy of the Talhouët family)


CONDITION: Very good original condition. Signature partially rubbed, new glass.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Bénézit, Lespinasse, Blattel, Schidlof, Darmon, Foster, Thieme et Becker, Lemoine Bouchard, Bernd Pappe

PRICE: 3700€