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Portrait of Noël-François Charles Caille des Fontaines

Portrait of Noël-François Charles Caille des Fontaines

1795

Lié Louis Périn

(French, 1753-1817)

Watercolor on ivory in a later gilt metal frame

Framed: 10.5 x 9 cm (4 1/8 x 3 9/16 in.); Diameter: 6.2 cm (2 7/16 in.)

The Edward B. Greene Collection 1943.647

Description

Painted during the tumultuous years of the French Revolution (1789–99), this bailiff court lawyer from the city of Caen appears sensibly modest and restrained.

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