A French Enamel Plaque: The Roman Emperor

    After Pierre Reymond, Limoges, France
    19th century
    Polychrome enamel on copper
    29 x 27 x 12 inches

    A Limoges polychrome enamel plaquette in the 16th century style, after Pierre Reymond, painted in oranges, yellows, reds, blues and white heightened with body color and gilding, depicting a Roman Emperor meting out justice, the reverse enameled in dark blue and inscribed in gold "P PR 1580". Within ebonized and giltwood frame, the reverse with paper label from the framer E.Rousseau, Paris. (The present plaquette may depict the Justice of Trajan, a popular subject in the mid-19th century as evidenced by the painting by Eugene Delacroix of this subject from 1840. Similarly, it may depict a variant episode from the "Story of Coriolanus", a popular tapestry subject in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.)

    Christie's, LA (1998), Sale 6528, Lot 475

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    Hairline cracks lower right and upper right; one restored crack upper left corner (1 1/8 inches)

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    October, 2007
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