Core Holdings of the Tormey-Holder Collection: Marie-Honoré Renaud
Handsome French Gentleman of the
Bourbon Restoration Era
by Marie-Honoré Renaud (ca. 1797-after 1857)
2 5/8 inches diameter (sight)
watercolor on ivory; housed in a gilt metal surround that
was likely originally set within an ebonized wood frame
About the Artist: Marie-Honoré Renaud was born in Paris in about the year 1797, and studied under Louis François Aubry. She primarily painted miniature portraits in watercolor on ivory, but she also painted in enamel on porcelain and etched lithographs. She exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1824 to 1857. No record is found of her after 1857. Listed by Benezit, Blättel (pages 1224, 1225), Lemoine-Bouchard (page 436), and Schidlof (page 670).