Pearl & Sapphire Necklace

François-Jules Bourgoin


This young lady is wearing her prettiest jewellery – a multi-strand pearl necklace with a small central sapphire and gold stud earrings – to go with her classical décolleté gown with its frilled neckline and short narrow sleeves, a pink rose tucked into the blue ribbon waistband.

The portrait is signed ‘J. Bourgoin pxt’ and resides in a gilt metal frame with an enclosed back.

Although listed by Schidlof, miniature portraits by François-Jules Bourgoin are rarely seen as he was better known for his large oil paintings.

Item Ref. 4731

Size: oval, 68 x 53mm