Antique French Woman, Artist Signed c. 1809 Portrait Miniature, Red Sash Royalist, Sig of Guillotine. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure.
No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. Many Royalists and elite of France lived in exile for the years after the French Revolution, this beautiful young woman being one. The fine portrait miniature might have been painted by a French artist or an English artist, as it is framed in the manner typical of Georgian to early 1800s England.
But iconography tells a story as well as does the frame. That red sash tied and worn around her shoulders is a symbol unmistakable in her time, and is her honor paid to those lost to the guillotine during what in France was known as The Terror, c. 1879-85, when far too many heads were lopped off, the blood ran thick and onto the streets. These portraits, not only for the fashion of them, but for their significance in an historic time, are highly sought after. She might have lost a parent, a grandparent, or was simply raised in a Royalist family.
Additionally, what a beautiful young woman. Signature and artist's date of 1809 appear on the wafer.
Very good to excellent condition, the painting is excellent, unscathed by 212 years of wars and peace, and remains without warp nor cracks. The frame shows a little damage to the front in 3 places, easily visible. Convex cover glass is in fine condition.Measurements of this larger sized painting and frame are noted on the photos. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings.
Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Antique French Woman, Artist Signed c.1809 Portrait Miniature, Red Sash Royalist" is in sale since Friday, June 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.