Description A student of medicine at Uppsala University, to his father's horror, Peter Adolf Hall became an artist, not a doctor. From May 1766 he worked in Paris and was elected a member of the academy. He portrayed several members of the French Royal Family and was appointed "Peintre de Roi" (Painter to the Court). After supporting the French Revolution he was forced into exile in 1791 and died in Belgium a few years later. Along with Jean Honoré Fragonard he introduced a looser style of miniature painting to France. On the frame is a stand and a loop for hanging, marked on stand.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore (?) [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Initials and mark] On reverse in a lozenge: A. L., woman's head at bottom, bird at top
Credit Acquired by William T. or, more likely, Henry Walters
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