Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Snuffbox, ca. 1764–65
    Possibly by Pierre–François–Mathis de Beaulieu (French, apprenticed 1752, master 1768)
    French; Paris
    Four–color gold, enamel; 1 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. (4.4 x 7.9 x 6 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.1158)

    The oval portrait on the cover shows Catherine II. She is surrounded on the four side panels by personifications of a just ruler: strength of spirit, perpetual logic, justice, and wisdom.

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  • Snuffbox, ca. 1764–65
    Possibly by Pierre-François-Mathis de Beaulieu (French, apprenticed 1752, master 1768)
    French; Paris
    Four-color gold, enamel; 1 3/4 x 3 1/8 x 2 3/8 in. (4.4 x 7.9 x 6 cm)
    Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.1158)

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