Decourcelle, Jean - portrait of baby

This miniature portrait is believed to be a post mortem portrait. It is signed "DeCourcelle 1822" and is by Jean Decourcelle (1791-1857), a French artist.

The rear of the miniature shows the trade label for Decourcelle, with his address as Boulevard St Martin, Passage de Maltbe No. 57.

The identity of the baby is unknown, but from the general appearance of the baby, it seems likely to be a post mortem portrait. Other post mortem miniatures do exist, but they are quire rare.

Literature: Les Peintres en Miniature p182. 964

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