Listed artist: Jacques Delaplace (French, 1767–after 1831)
C.1820-30 based on hair and gown fashion, this soulful-eyed beauty has been captured by a fine miniaturist, indeed. Signed but not dated, and no ID for her, but she speaks for herself within the gorgeous and unique old frame. Note from the back how intricate are the layers in this heavy pressed/machined frame. In our photos the very corners are a bit out of shape, but a moment of care with pliers and it is now perfectly aligned as it once would have been. I'm sorry I didn't notice those until photos were done. A superb painting, elegant frame, important listed French miniaturist. Measurements are noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition throughout, and no chips, warp, hairlines or cracks on the beautifully painted wafer. There is a carefully cut brass oval mat to compensate for a very slight misfit, then the elaborate inner mat and the thick and heavy cast brass frame front. All together, a very impressive (and important) piece for your own collection. This artist's work is represented in miniatures collections in major museums, and offered through the big auction houses of the world. You might wish to look him up. From my collections.
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