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Attributed to Lepage, François
Attributed to Francois Lepage, these intricate Bois Durci roundels feature an array of miniature portraits of famous and celebrated figures.
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.
Christie's, London, South Kensington, 26 October 2016, The Hone Collection.
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