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Madame Récamier, after Gérard
  • François Soiron (1756 - 1813)
  • After François, Gérard (1770 - 1837)
  • Madame Récamier, after Gérard
  • France
  • 19th century
  • Miniature
  • Watercolour on enamel
  • Image size: 8.6 x 6.8 cm
  • Signature: 'Soiron père'
    Label: '143'
    Label: 'Union Centrale, 376 / 6959'
  • M309
  • West Gallery III
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Further Reading
  • This is derived from a famous portrait of Mme Récamier by François Gérard (1802) now in the Musée Carnavalet, Paris. The wife of a rich banker, Mme Récamier was renowned for her beauty.Soiron was a painter from Geneva who worked mainly in enamel. Enamel miniatures are very frequently reproductive works.