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onekingscourt.com archive | JEAN-BAPTISTE ISABEY (FRENCH, 1767-1855) Comte Richard de Vesvrotte, officer of the Cuirassiers of the Royal Guard, in blue coat with red collar with silver lace, epaulettes and aiguillettes, steel cuirass charged with French Royal arms in gilt; stormy sky background

A young lady in lace collared white dress with lilac surcoat, cream bonnet tied with white ribbon under her chin, the bonnet decorated with lilac wisteria. Signed and dated 'Isabey 1807' - on ivory JEAN-BAPTISTE ISABEY (FRENCH, 1767-1855)

Mrs. Rufus Prime (Augusta Temple Palmer, 1807–1840) Jean-Baptiste Isabey (French, Nancy 1767–1855 Paris) Date: 1828

Jean-Baptist Isabey (1767-1855) French Miniaturist painter. At 19, after some lessons from Dumont, miniature painter to Marie Antoinette, he became a pupil of Jacques-Louis David. Employed at Versailles on portraits of the Dukes of Angoulême & Berry, he was given a commission by the queen, which opens the long list of those he received from successive French rulers until his death in 1855. Patronised by Josephine & Napoleon Bonaparte, he arranged the ceremonies of their coronation.

Jacques Joseph de Gault (French, 1738–after 1812). Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte (1778–1851), Daughter of Louis XVI., 1795. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Millie Bruhl Fredrick, 1962 (62.122.67) | This work is featured in "In Miniature," on view through December 31, 2014.