Portrait miniature of the Marquise de Pompadour after Boucher

After Boucher, Francois (French, 1703-1770)

£8,500

This beautiful French antique portrait miniature depicts the Marquise de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV, after the famous painting by Francois Boucher.

 

Questions about this piece?

Description

The portrait miniature depicts the Marquise de Pompadour wearing a blue dress, with powdered hair and a bouquet, sitting while holding a book and with a spaniel at her feet. It is set in a silver gilt frame, surmounted by a coronet and the Marquise de Pompadour's personal crest.

Inside the frame there are two pieces of paper, one of which contains handwritten lines from the poem 'The Rape of the Lock' by Alexander Pope (1714), and the other contains a description of the portrait along with other descriptions of items belonging to a former owner, F. Sanders Morris. The writing on the back of the frame reads 'this is a miniature after the painting by Boucher (now owned by Baron Adolph de Rothschild), a very beautiful example of the miniature art'.

Details

Artist / Maker
After Boucher, Francois (French, 1703-1770)
Country of Origin
French
Date of Manufacture
Late 18th Century
Period
18th Century and Earlier
Style
Louis XV, Portrait, Rococo, Royal / Monarchy
Material
Enamel, Silver-gilt
Colour
Blue, Silver

Dimensions

Height
25 cm / 9.8 inches
Width
18 cm / 7.1 inches
Depth
2.5 cm / 0.8 inches

Reference:
15311

Free International Shipping

This item qualifies for free international shipping, inclusive of professional packing and insurance.
Terms and conditions apply.