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Domenico Bossi "Portraits of a Swedish married couple", two important miniatures!!, 1796
Price: 16000 EUR
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These two works were aquired in March 2017 through antique trade in Germany. They are a pair of very important portrait miniatures (dated 1796) that are works of renowned Italo-born miniaturist Domenico Bossi, who was at the turn of the 19th century working in Germany, Sweden, Russia and Austria. The depicted married (certainly aristocratic) couple must have been Swedish, for it is known that in the years between 1796 and 1802, Bossi lived in Stockholm.
Domenico (Gian Domenico or Giovanni Domenico) Bossi was, according to the latest information, born in 1767 (and not in 1765, as it was previously believed) in Triest and died in 1853 in Munich.
In the 1780's, Bossi attended the Academy of Venice. Later, in 1794-96, he was active in Hamburg, and - in 1796-1802 - in Stockholm (in 1799 Bossi became a member of the Swedish Academy and a Court Portrait Miniature Painter). The following ten years between 1802-1812 he spent (apart from short breaks) in St. Petersburg; 1812-1813/14 - in Paris, and from 1814/15 ? - in Vienna, where in 1818 the artist became a member of the Vienna Academy, and where he exhibited in the years 1816, 1822, 1824, and 1826. At last, from 1840, Bossi settled in Munich.
Domenico Bossi belongs to the best miniaturists of his time. He worked in the late Neoclassical style and produced a large number of miniatures with portraits of European royalties and members of high aristocracy.
Two of his portrait miniatures - one of Tsar Alexander I (1807) and one of M.A. Naryshkina (1808) - are on display in the St. Petersburger Hermitage. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam houses another portrait of Alexander I by Bossi. Similarly, various others of his works belong to museum collections in St. Petersburg (Russian Museum), Berlin, Stockholm, Vienna, etc.
Our images nr.23-29 offer a very interesting article by Bernardo Falconi about the artist's stay in Sweden.
Our images nr.13-22 show several of Domenico Bossi's other works that were offered at the international art auction market in the last years.
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Creation Year: 1796
Object Type:Framed miniatures
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: both: watercolor on ivory, laid on cardboard)
Inscription:husband's portrait is signed and dated: "D: Bossi pinxit 1796"
Creator: Domenico Bossi
Creator Dates: 1767 Triest-1853 Munich
Nationality:Italian / Russian /Swedish
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