Painted porcelain bisque portrait bust of a young woman, by French sculptor Paul Duboy (1830 -1887). Inscribed on the back: A&L. / Paul. Duboy. SC. The subject has light blue eyes, silvery hair, and her head is turned slightly towards her left. She wears a pale blue plumed hat, a high-collared lavender and purple capelet edged in gold trim, and an intricate gold necklace. Duboy produced multiple copies of many similar decorative porcelain busts and figurines in varying colorways.
Gift of Florinda D. Doelp and David W. Doelp, Sr.
General Collection, Museum Collection, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia