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Anthelme François Lagrenée "Empress-mother Maria Fedorovna", important Russian miniature!!, 1824 8500 EUR
Anthelme François Lagrenée "Empress-mother Maria Fedorovna", important Russian miniature!!, 1824
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Anthelme Francois Lagrenée was born in Paris in 1774 as a son of French painter Louis-Francois Lagrenée. He was a pupil of his father and later - of Vincent. He exhibited at the Parisian Salon from 1799 to 1831. During the revolution Lagrenée served in the French army, where he meticulously studied the anatomy of horses, thus becoming a very fine horse-draughtsman. He was also a very good portraitist (mainly miniaturist); was also very well known as a good imitator of antique cameos. In 1817-1825 the artist lived and worked in St. Petersburg where he had a great success and did portraits of numerous members of aristocracy, as well as of the Empress Alexandra Fedorovna. As a portraitist (as already mentioned) Lagrenée painted chiefly miniatures on ivory and watercolour portraits (sic!), but known are his historical and animalistic paintings in oils. Schidlof writes: "Lagrenée was an excellent miniaturist whose works show a certain influence on Isabey, but his "pointille" is finer in the faces than with the pupils of latter". Miniatures and watercolour portraits of this artist belong to collections of Louvre (Paris), Hermitage and Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), Tretyakov Gallery and Historical Museum (Moscow), etc., etc.
Our images nr.7- 9 show several miniatures on ivory by this artist which were offered in the last years at the international art auction market
Condition: good; in 19th-century brass frame in Neoclassical style
Creation Year: 1824
Measurements: UNFRAMED:5,0x3,0cm/2,0x1,2in FRAMED: 7,1x3,9cm/2,8x1,5in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Creator: Anthelme Francois Lagrenée
Creator Dates: 1774 Paris-1832 Paris
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