The Wallace Collection

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Rose Maystre, second wife of the Artist
  • Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767 - 1855)
  • Rose Maystre, second wife of the Artist
  • France
  • 1831
  • Miniature
  • Watercolour on paper
  • Sight size: 13.3 x 9.8 cm
  • Signature: 'J. Isabey / 1831' In pencil
    Inscription: 'A. JEANNE, / 68, PASSAGE CHOISEUL'
  • M217
  • West Gallery III
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Further Reading
  • Marie-Rose Maystre, forty-seven years his junior, married Isabey shortly after the death of his first wife in 1829. She had been one of his many pupils. There must be some unceratinty over either the accepted year of Rose's birth or the identity of the sitter in this miniature, as it is difficult to accept the woman depicted here as only seventeen years old.