January 2006 - Additions
January saw the addition of five interesting miniatures. Two French snuff boxes, one blue horn one showing a sitting child and the other depicting a mourning scene.
There is also a portrait of a French girl. This portrait is very well painted and is identical to a portrait by Louis-Marie Sicardi in the Wallace Collection in London. Lespinasse does refer to a second version painted by Sicardi and this may be it.
American additions were one unsigned one of a man with his hair tied back with a ribbon which is by Robert Fulton, who is more famous as the inventor of the steam powered ship.
The second of a man with a striped waistcoat is signed by Antonio Meucci, he was an Italian artist who worked in the United States.
Posted by Don Shelton at 6:38 PM