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Box with portrait of a woman, said to be Madame Bailly

Miniature by Pierre Rouvier (French, Aix-en-Provence ca. 1742–after 1791)
ca. 1780
Gold, horn, ivory
box: 1 1/4 × 2 5/8 in. (3.2 × 6.7 cm); Diameter (miniature): 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
Metalwork-Gold and Platinum, Miniatures
Credit Line:
Bequest of Kate Read Blacque, in memory of her husband, Valentine Alexander Blacque, 1937
Accession Number:
38.50.7a, b
Not on view
Signature: On miniature: Rouvier/1780

Marking: None
Kate Read Blacque (until 1937; bequeathed to MMA)
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