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20: FRENCH SCHOOL, 18th c.

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Description

portrait of a bearded gentleman
written on stretcher Mignon de Henry III
unsigned, o/c, 16 by 12.5 in., gilt decorated ebonized frame.
Mignon is a term used to designate the favorites of Henry III, d. 1589, of France during the French Wars of Religion (1562-98) between Catholics and Huguenots. The mignons were fashionable and frivolous young men upon whom the king bestowed abundant gifts.

Condition

Condition: some paint losses
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20%

Estimate $600 – $800
Starting Bid $300
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7:00 AM - May 06, 2012
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CRN Auctions, Inc.

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