2 June 2009
CHARLES BERNY D'OUVILLE (FRENCH, 1775-1842)
A young gentleman, called the miniaturist Gra[...], in blue velvet coat, white waistcoat, shirt and knotted cravat
signed 'Ch.es Berny.' (lower right)
oval, 3 5/8 in. (92 mm.) high, gilt-bronze mount, the backing paper with trade label of the frame maker Alphonse Giroux, Paris
A Gentleman; Christie's, London, 21 March 1978, lot 43.
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A handwritten paper label fixed to the backing paper reads 'Portrait du miniaturiste Gra[...]'.
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