Boudon, David - portrait of a man
This miniature portrait in silverpoint is inscribed on the reverse, but it is difficult to read. It looks like "David Boudon Fecit aber 08 86". The two words David Boudon are quite clear and the signature matches figs. 178 and 179 in "100 Ans de Miniatures Suisses". David Boudon (1750-1816?) was born in Switerland, but emigrated to America and worked in Philadelphia.
There are detailed articles about him in "100 Ans De Miniatures Suisses" pp139-146 and "Wintatur Portfolio 9" pp77-101.
The sitter is unknown. 646a
Posted by Don Shelton at 6:47 PM