A group of nineteenth century Bois Durci roundels by F. Lepage

Attributed to Lepage, François

£7,500

Attributed to Francois Lepage, these intricate Bois Durci roundels feature an array of miniature portraits of famous and celebrated figures.

 

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Description

Dating from the second half of the 19th century, and attributed to Francois Lepage, the inventor of Bois Durci, this set of twenty-five roundels consists of a superb selection of miniature portraits of famous historical figures, along with three musicians within laurel frames, and a further example in turned-wood frame. A selection of the likenesses shown include Beethoven, Mozart, Rossini, Haydn, Shakespeare, Moliere, Napoleon, and Queen Victoria.

Largest, 15cm in diameter; smallest, 11.5cm.

Provenance-+

Christie's, London, South Kensington, 26 October 2016, The Hone Collection.

Details

Artist / Maker
Attributed to Lepage, François
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 19th Century
Period
Late 19th Century
Style
Figurative Art, Napoleonic, Portrait, Royal / Monarchy, Shakespeare, Theatre & Literature, Victorian
Material
Bois Durci
Colour
Black, Brown

Dimensions

Height
2 cm / 0.8 inches
Diameter
15 cm / 5.9 inches

Reference:
16981

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