Pierre Noel Violet (French, 1749-1819) A portrait of the artist's daughter, Maria Brook Pulham (née Violet) (1794-1868), in profile to the right and seated on a stool before a chair, wearing blue dress with white lace fill-in, collar and button detail to the reverse, gold hooped earring, white socks and black shoes, her brown hair cropped short, she holds a quill in her right hand and inscribes an open volume propped before her
Lot 111
Pierre Noel Violet (French, 1749-1819) A portrait of the artist's daughter, Maria Brook Pulham (née Violet) (1794-1868), in profile to the right and seated on a stool before a chair and studying, wearing blue dress with white lace fill-in, frilled collar and a column of buttons running down her back, gold hooped earring, white stockings and black shoes, her brown hair cropped short, writing with a quill in her right hand, an open volume propped up against the back of the chair before her
Sold for £400 (US$ 646) inc. premium

Auction 20683: Art & Antiques
27 Mar 2013 10:00 GMT

Oxford
Lot Details
Pierre Noel Violet (French, 1749-1819)
A portrait of the artist's daughter, Maria Brook Pulham (née Violet) (1794-1868), in profile to the right and seated on a stool before a chair and studying, wearing blue dress with white lace fill-in, frilled collar and a column of buttons running down her back, gold hooped earring, white stockings and black shoes, her brown hair cropped short, writing with a quill in her right hand, an open volume propped up against the back of the chair before her.
Watercolour on paper, signed on the obverse and dated P. Violet juin/ 1803, gilt wood frame, inscribed to the reverse a daughter of/ Monsieur Violet. Artist & Refugee from the French Revolution/ Painted by him 1803/ Bought from him by C. J. Beverly.
Oval, 237mm (9 5/16in) high
Provenance: Purchased from the artist by Charles James Beverly FRS (1786-1868), the sitter portrayed in lot 98.

Footnotes

  • Given the apparent age of the sitter in the present lot and the date inscribed by the artist to the obverse, the work is likely to portray Maria, Violet's eldest daughter who would have been eight years of age in 1802. Maria was born in London. Professionally, she followed in her father's footsteps and exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1808-1811, where her copy of an earlier miniature was awarded a silver palette by the Society of Arts.

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