Pierre Chasselat (French, 1753-1814)
A Lady, seated, wearing white dress with frilled trim to her décolleté, pale yellow shawl edged with teal draped about her shoulders and tied over her bust, teal redingote, her natural hair worn à la conseilleur, she holds an ink quill in her right hand, her open portfolio propped against a Classical bust of a man.
Gilt-mounted square papiér-mâché frame.
Circular, 66mm (2 5/8in) dia.
Provenance: Hôtel des Chevau-Légers, Versailles, 10 October 1976, lot 105; Christie's, London, 24 May 2000, lot 47.
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