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A Miniature of a Lady, by Abraham Bosse (1602-1678), circa 1670.

Oval, plumbago on parchment in an ebony frame, 9.3cm. Signed ‘Bosse’ on the lower right.

Abraham Bosse was a French artist and printmaker. Hundreds of etchings are attributed to him, on a variety of subjects, most of which were illustrations for books.

He was the son of a tailor and it has been suggested that this was the reason for the closely observed detail in his depiction of materials and clothes.


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