French Miniature " The Empty Quiver" ( translated), circa 1760. Gouache on fine copper . Period frame, bent glass. Signed
4.75 " x 5.25" framed
Unknown. Purchased from estate on Anacortes, Washington over 15 years ago.
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The presented object appears to be a gouache with the measurements of 4.75 x 5.25 inches. The drawing depicts a couple talking about a painting. This artwork is made in the style of the 18th century but was made in the 19th century. It is signed with the name "M. Baudin".
Sadly no additional information for an artist with this name fitting in style and motif is given by reference books and databases.
Comparable objects were recently offered and sold on the international auction market. This piece is in good condition and no severe damage is visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 50 to 100 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.
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