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Ref  AJG3  French Naval Officer

A fine watercolour portrait miniature, French, circa 1805, of a dashingly handsome young naval officer of La Marine Royale. He wears a navy blue jacket with gold epaulettes and a scarlet red collar embroidered with two fouled anchors. His hair is in the fashionable Classical aesthetic style based on the hairstyles of Greek warriors and Roman senators  - long sideburns, piled in curls and brushed forwards. A slip of paper to reverse identifies him as Auguste de la Carre, born 1782. The miniature is under crystal and within a gilt surround. The minature is 3 and 1/3 inches long including suspension chains and 1 and 2/3 inches wide. The painting is competently executed and the whole is immaculate.

£1500

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