French school, end of the 18th century
French school, end of the 18th century
Madame Lecocq and her daughter Louise-Octavie, future wife of General Compans, holding apples
Object N° 2073

Oval miniature painted with gouache on ivory, unsigned, depicting a woman with powdered hair turned slightly to the left, in a striped dress, alongside her blond-haired daughter, holding apples that are spilling out of her white dress.

Circa 1795.

Very good condition, restoration on the right edge by Bernd Pappe.

In an oval gilt-bronze frame.

It is accompanied by a handwritten paper indicating: "Mme Lecocq (Marie-Claude) née d'Arc, and her daughter Mme Compans or Mme Ruty (sic)".

H. 6.4 x L. 5.3 cm.


Marie-Claude d'ARC or DARCQ (1760-1830), married to Louis-Joseph LECOCQ (1758-1844), secretary to the Council of King Louis XVI and administrator of the East India Company, with whom she gave birth to Louise-Octavie Lecocq (1792-1816) who married in 1811 at the Château de Chilly General Jean-Dominique COMPANS (1769-1845). Louise-Octavie is also the sister-in-law of another well-known general, since her sister Lucile married Charles-Étienne-François Ruty (1774-1828), Count of the Empire in 1813.


- Probably General Jean-Dominique Compans (1769-1845), pair de France.

- Charles Geoffroy (1793-1871), one of the first directors of the Manufactory of Gien from 1831 to 1860.

- His stepson Gustave Charles Gondouin (1823-1895).

- His daughter Jeanne Gondouin (1851-1942).

- Then by descent, Langlois de Rubercy family.

Related works

- Henri-François Riesener (1767-1828), Portrait of the countess Compans, lost work, circa 1816, known from an engraving by Dujardin (see illustration 3).

- Three miniature portraits reprezenting Compans, his wife and their daughter Louise Adolphine, are kept in a private collection (see illustration 4).