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A Bacchante, called Madame Cail, after Greuze
  • Louis-Marie Sicardi (1746 - 1825)
  • After Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725 - 1805)
  • A Bacchante, called Madame Cail, after Greuze
  • France
  • 1788
  • Miniature
  • Painted on ivory, frame with paste gems.
  • Image size: 6.2 x 5.1 cm
    Frame size: 8 x 7 cm
    Overall size: 8.4 x 7 cm, with hook
  • Signature: 'Sicardi 1788'
    Label: 'I(…)2 Torn, perhaps referring to its exhibition as no. 1742 at Bethnal Green
    Label: 'Ecrin Miniature / Portrait Mme. Cail en Bacchante / par Sicardi -/ Cadre argt. Cercle or et strass'
  • M304
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Further Reading
  • The miniature is inspired by Greuze's depictions of a single female subject in the guise of a bacchante. A label formerly with the miniature is inscribed in ink 'Ecrin miniature/Portrait Mme. Cail en Bacchante/ par Sicardi.' The miniature was attributed to Marie-Louis Sicardi (1746-1825) at the Allègre sale of 1872 (Paris) where it was acquired by Sir Richard Wallace for 1,500 francs.