Emmanuel Flavien Chabanne (French, 1799-circa 1859)
A Lady, seated, holding a book in her right hand, wearing white dress and pale blue belt with gold rectangular belt buckle, the braids of her dark hair wound in a high knot upon the crown of her head.
Signed on the obverse and dated Chabanne 1832, gilt-metal frame.
Oval, 140mm (5 1/2in) high
Provenance: Sotheby's, 11 June 1998, lot 70