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# 41539

Salomon-Guillaume Counis (1785-1859)-Attrib. "Hortense de Beauharnais", important miniature!!, 1806/10

Price: 2900  EUR

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This superior quality miniature portrait of Napoleon's stepdaughter Hortense de Beauharnais (1783-1837; see our images nr.6-7) seems to be a work of well-known Swiss miniaturist Salomon-Guillaume Counis (see images nr.8-12). It was executed (according to sittert's dress and hairstyle) in late 1800s (as known Counis lived in Paris exactly in that period).

Salomon-Guillaume Counis was born in 1785 in Geneva and died in 1859 in Florence. He was a son of engraver of Saxonian descent by the name Johann Michael (Jean Michel) Counis. In about 1800, Salomon-Guillaume began studying enamel painting. In 1806, having secured himself with a recommendation letter of his uncle - Swiss artist Wolfgang Adam Toepffer - he came to Paris and was received at the studio of Anne-Louis Girodet. In 1810, the newly instated Grand Duchess of Tuscany and sister of Napoleon I - Elisa Bonaparte - invited Counis to Florence. In 1811, she appointed him her court enamel miniaturist. In 1812 and 1817 he won golden medals of the Salon de Paris. After the end of the 1st Empire, Counis returned to Geneva, yet went back to Paris as soon as 1816.
In Paris, King Louis XVIII referred to him as "Petitot (famous 17th-century enamellist - B.W.) de san regne" (or "my personal "Petitot""). From 1830, the artist again lived in Florence.

Provenance: estate of Hollywood socialite Jacqueline Blachard Peralta-Ramos (see our images nr.13-14).

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Condition: good

Creation Year: ca 1810

Measurements:UNFRAMED:6,0x5,5cm/2,4x2,2in FRAMED: 7,0x6,5cm/2,8x2,6in

Object Type:Framed miniature

Style: Portrait Miniatures

Technique: watercolor on ivory

Inscription:

Creator: Salomon-Guillaume Counis

Creator Dates: 1795 Geneva-1859 Florence

Nationality:Swiss

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