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Carlo Barbieri (1756-1830) "Lieutenant of "Legion de Lot et Garonne"", oil on canvas, 1819
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We are dealing here with an interesting military portrait painted in 1819, probably in Nice (then still Kingdom of Sardinia (from 1860 France) and
residence town of author of this portrait; the sitter could visit living there relatives). It is a portrait of a relatively young (he appears to be ca. thirty years old) lieutenant of the French line infantry (see our images nr.12-13). He is shown here wearing the so-called "habit de petite tenne" (daily uniform). The young man is decorated with Chevalier Cross of the Royal Order of Legion of Honor (he could have been presented this award still during Napoleonic Epoch).
One shall note an important detail: the gilded buttons of his uniform bear the number "45" - the number of his regiment.
From 1815 to 1820, the French infantry counted ca. ninety of the so-called "légions départementales". This classification literally referred to regiments formed according to their soldiers' and officers' geographic origin (i.e. departments they came from).
In the aforementioned period (1815-1820), the 45th Line Infantry Regiment of the French army was named "Legion de Lot et Garonne". There are records (see our image nr.7) of this unit's five lieutenants (serving in 1819), each of whom possessed one single French military award - the Chevalier Cross of Legion of Honor.
We list their names below:
1) Jean Barberin (1788-1837); in 1819, he was 31)
2) André Viellescazes (1782-1856; in 1819, he was 37)
3) Pierre Bouchon (1782-1864; in 1819, he was also 37)
4) Jacques-Emmanuel-Maximilian Bocoyran (1787-1854; in 1819, he was 32)
5) Jean-Pierre Sourreil (1779-1848; in 1819, he was 40)
Due to "our" sitter's youthful appearance, we decided to concentrate on two of these men: 31-year-old Jean Barberin and 32-year-old Jacques-Emmanuel-Maximilian Bocoyran. Unfortunately, we could not find any biographical information (apart from their service lists - see images nr.8-11) concerning either one of them…
Signed "Barbieri /P-it (pinxit) /1819", this oil on canvas painting is a rare work of Italian-born artist Carlo Barbieri.
Carlo Barbieri was born in Turin in 1756 and died in Nice in 1830. He emigrated to Nice in the early 19th century where he founded his own drawing school and became director of the local Academy of Fine Arts. Works of his (a portrait and a religious painting) can be seen in the city museum of Nice.
Provenance: private collection, Paris
Condition: good; lined in the 19th century
Creation Year: 1819
Measurements: UNFRAMED:57,5x46,5cm/22,6x18,3in FRAMED: 67,7x56,7cm/26,7x22,3in
Object Type: Framed oil painting
Style: 19th century paintings
Technique: oil on canvas
Inscription: signed and dated: "Barbieri /P-it (pinxit) /1819"
Creator: Carlo Barbieri
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Creator Dates: 1756 Turin-1830 Nice
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