Pierre Noel Violet (French, 1749-1819) A portrait of the artist's wife, Marguerite Violet (née Becret) (1769-1841), wearing blue dress with full-length sleeves, matching blue and yellow striped shawl, secured at her waist with a ribbon bow, white lace fichu edged with embroidery, gold hooped earring, her hair lightly powdered, partially upswept and dressed with a white lace spotted bandeau

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Lot 51
Pierre Noel Violet
(French, 1749-1819)
A portrait of the artist's wife, Marguerite Violet (née Becret) (1769-1841), wearing blue dress with full-length sleeves, matching blue and yellow striped shawl, secured at her waist with a ribbon bow, white lace fichu edged with embroidery, gold hooped earring, her hair lightly powdered, partially upswept and dressed with a white lace spotted bandeau

£ 700 - 900US$ 890 - 1,100
Pierre Noel Violet (French, 1749-1819)
A portrait of the artist's wife, Marguerite Violet (née Becret) (1769-1841), wearing blue dress with full-length sleeves, matching blue and yellow striped shawl, secured at her waist with a ribbon bow, white lace fichu edged with embroidery, gold hooped earring, her hair lightly powdered, partially upswept and dressed with a white lace spotted bandeau.
Watercolour on paper, signed on the obverse P. Violet, gilt wood frame, inscribed to the reverse Madame Violet/ by her Husband Artist & Refugee/ from the French Revolution/ Août 1803/ bought from Monsieur Violet by/ C. J. Beverly.
Oval, 232mm (9 1/8in) high
Provenance: Purchased from the artist by Charles James Beverly FRS (1786-1868), the sitter portrayed in lot 98.

Footnotes

  • This representation of Marguerite depicts her at thirty four years of age, at a time when the Violets were living in Britain, where Marguerite was born.
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