Description The multitalented Vestier worked in a variety of media, including enamel, pastel, and oil. He was accepted into the Academy as a portrait painter in 1786, but he was best known as for his fine work as a miniaturist. The sitter is his eldest daughter, Marie-Nicole (1767-1846), who married the wealthy miniaturist François Dumont four years after this portrait miniature was made. She herself was a miniaturist and may have worked alongside her husband on some of the miniatures that are signed simply "Dumont." Plain metal back with loop for hanging.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature and date] Upper right: Vestier 1785
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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