Elderly Gentleman with Letter, Louis-Lié Périn-Salbreux
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.