"Memorabilia : "portrait Of The Duchess Of Lamballe""Often the back of the works tell more than this one ...
This miniature was part of a set visibly bought from a memorabilia lover who possessed many of all eras, but only noble families.
I do not know when this miniature was made, I think rather a posthumous portrait of the nineteenth, but the inscriptions on the back say that it is about Marie Thérèse Louise de Savoie, Duchess of Lamballe, who was Lady of honor of the Queen Marie Antoinette and known the same fate. Dressed in a simple way and hair undone, represented in a garden in front of a rose bush, this pose making very "Bergerie du Petit Trianon", when the Queen was having fun playing the farmer ...
Diameter 7 cm, mounted in a wooden frame of 14,2 cm side by a chiseled pomponne strapping.
The back is covered by a piece of satin glued and held by a string of colors fixed by two wax tablets with the monogram "E" (the broken one).
Maybe a piece of the clothes she wore when you went up the last three steps? ...
But here, it's my imagination that plays !
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