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elderly gentleman with letter, louis-lié périn-salbreux art painting
elderly gentleman with letter, louis-lié périn-salbreux art painting
elderly gentleman with letter, louis-lié périn-salbreux art painting
elderly gentleman with letter, louis-lié périn-salbreux art painting

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The Tansey Miniatures Foundation, Birgitt Schmedding

Elderly Gentleman with Letter, Louis-Lié Périn-Salbreux

Published: December 12, 2020
Description

Today 267 years ago was born Louis-Lié Périn-Salbreux (12 December 1753 - 1817). Among the twelve works by the artist in the Tansey Foundation in Celle there is this portrait of an elderly gentleman (inv. no. 10575). He has a letter in his left hand, and his right hand on his heart, thereby expressing his emotional reaction to what he has just read. Given this gesture, it is fair to assume that this miniature was meant for the sender of the letter.