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Antique French Miniature Self Portrait Painting Lebrun with Daughter
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19th century, miniature French self-portrait painting of Elizabeth Vigee-Lebrun with her daughter. Lebrun caused a public scandal when her “Self-Portrait with Her Daughter Julie” was exhibited at the Salon of 1787 showing her smiling and open-mouthed (“bearing her teeth”), which was in direct contravention of traditional painting conventions going back to antiquity. Painted in wonderful realist style the colors are still vibrant having been protected from the elements all these years. It is signed “Lebrun” though this was likely after the original. Painted on ivory in the original period gilt bronze frame with a loop in the back for hanging. Frame measures 6” by 3 inches. Painting measures sight size 3” by 2.25 inches. Dates, if after Lebrun, circa 1850. NOTE: This is photographed through glass, so there a slight muting of color and details because of the camera and reflections. You will not be disappointed.