English School, circa 1840 A pair of portrait miniatures of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin ('George Sand'), later Baroness Dudevant (1804-1876) and her husband, François Casimir, Baron Dudevant (1795–1871); the former, wearing white dress with lace collar, gold brooch, a blue and white striped shawl draped about her, her dark hair parted and upswept beneath a black lace Spanish-style veil, dressed with black orchids; the latter, wearing black coat, buff waistcoat, white chemise, blue and white embroidered stock and necktie, his brown hair parted to one side
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English School, circa 1840 A pair of portrait miniatures of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin ('George Sand'), later Baroness Dudevant (1804-1876) and her husband, François Casimir, Baron Dudevant (1795–1871); the former, wearing white dress with lace collar, gold brooch, a blue and white striped shawl draped about her, her dark hair parted and upswept beneath a black lace Spanish-style veil, dressed with black orchids; the latter, wearing black coat, buff waistcoat, white chemise, blue and white embroidered stock and necktie, his brown hair parted to one side
Sold for £625 (US$ 915) inc. premium

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English School, circa 1840
A pair of portrait miniatures of Amantine Lucile Aurore Dupin ('George Sand'), later Baroness Dudevant (1804-1876) and her husband, François Casimir, Baron Dudevant (1795–1871); the former, wearing white dress with lace collar, gold brooch, a blue and white striped shawl draped about her, her dark hair parted and upswept beneath a black lace Spanish-style veil, dressed with black orchids; the latter, wearing black coat, buff waistcoat, white chemise, blue and white embroidered stock and necktie, his brown hair parted to one side.
Rectangular gilt wood frame, velvet mount.
Oval, 82mm (3 1/4in) high

Footnotes

  • Amantine was the daughter of Maurice Dupin and Sophie-Victoire Delaborde; born in Paris, she was raised primarily by her grandmother at the family estate of Nohant, Berry, which later provided the backdrop for several of her pastoral novels.

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