Spaendonck, Cornelis van, miniaturist, Dutch artist, 1756-1840, France
Garnerey, Francois Jean, miniaturist, French artist, 1755-1837, France
Francois Jean Garnerey (painted the portrait) was French. Cornelis van Spaendonck (painted the floral wreath) was Flemish but worked in Paris.
Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton
miniature (painting); boxes
objet de vertu; category
circa 1775 before 1837
late 18th-mid 19th century
ivory and bodycolour portrait bust of Marie Antoinette under glass in metal gilt mount
Ivory and bodycolour portrait bust under glass in metal gilt mount. Circular, the profile of Marie Antoinette facing left painted in grisaille on a black ground, surrounded by a wreath of flowers painted in bodycolour, which include roses, iris, narcissi, auriculas and morning glory. The slightly concave gilt metal mount has a chased inner border.
gold; surface of mount
painted on ivory and mounted under glass in gilt metal
height, box and lid, 0.6, cm
diameter, box and lid, 8.5, cm
bequeathed; 1973-04-06; Broughton, Henry Rogers, Major the Hon.
from the collection of the Duchesse de Berry
Duchesse de Berry
The miniature and its mount would originally have been fitted in the lid of a box, but the box and its lid are missing.
Major, the Hon. H.R. Broughton Bequest
paper label; on the back of the portrait; printed and stuck with glue; vaye et Van Spandonck. Le buste de la / (Ra)ine Marie-Antoinette, entouré d'une couronne / (?)e fleurs. Collection de la duchesse de Berry / peinture sure ivoire.); vaye and Van Spandonck. The bust of Queen Marie Antoinette, surrounded by a wreath of flowers. From the collection of the Duchesse de Berry. Painted on ivory.
paper label; on the back of the portrait; written in ink and stuck with glue; 53
Boven, Margriet van. Segal, Sam. 1980. Gerard & Cornelis van Spaendonck: Twee Brabantse bloemenschilders in Parijs.The Netherlands:
Publ: see p. 139, no. 57
Object Number: M.77-1973
(record id: 1996; input: 2000-02-08; modified: 2015-08-10)