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Jean Desire Muneret "Portrait of a young gentleman", high quality miniature!!, 1815/20
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Monogrammed "M-t." (for "Muneret"), it is a typical work of well-known Parisian miniaturists of 1st quarter of the 19th century, Jean Desire Muneret (for comparison CLICK HERE FOR OTHER WORKS OF THIS ARTIST IN OUR POSSESSION).
The French artist Jean Desire Muneret (Russian spelling – “Miunere”) was, according to Schidlof (the latter was not at all aware of what Muneret’s given name was; see our additional images with clips from Schidlof’s books), a pupil of Isabey. He exhibited his miniatures and watercolor portraits at the Salon de Paris between the years 1804 and 1814.
According to Thieme-Becker, Muneret was active (mentioned) in 1809-1810 as working at the Court of St.Petersburg (sic!). Moreover, large quantity of his works are on view in Louvre (in sum, nine pieces; see our additional images for some of them), in Wallace Collection in London, as well as in the Palais of Gatchina by St. Petersburg (sic!; aforementioned Thieme-Becker’s information about Gatchina concerns the period before 1907, i.e. the year of Thieme-Becker publishing). Similarly to Schidlof, Thieme-Becker does not at all provide the artist’s given name.
Yet, finally, we discover in P.Jean-Richard’s “Inventaire des Miniatures sur ivoire conservees au cabinet des dessins Musee du Louvre et Musee d’Orsay” Paris 1994, that the artist’s full name was Jean Desire Muneret, that he studied under Isabey, and that in 10th year of the French Revolution (1802) he was a pupil of Augustin. Further, we learn that Muneret died after 1820.
And finally, on the web we found information that on the 10th August 1805 the portraitist Jean Desire Muneret, son of Jean Claude et Charlotte Renommée Muneret, who then lived at Place du Louvre in Paris, married Marie Clementine (Marie Clementine Angelique Gertrude Francoise) Gioise in the church of Saint-German-l'Auxerois in the nearby 2. Place du Louvre. The couple had two children - daugthers Antoinette Simone (1811-?) and Carolina Pauline Josephine (1813-1872).
Provenance: antique trade, USA
We are very grateful to our friend, world-best specialist in portrait miniatures, Dr. Bodo Hofstetter for his generous help
Creation Year: 1815/20
Measurements: UNFRAMED:6,9x5,2cm/2,7x2,0in FRAMED: 10,5x9,1cm/4,1x3,6in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Inscription: monogrammed: "M-t."
Creator: Jean Desire Muneret
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Creator Dates: mentioned from 1804-died aft. 1820
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