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Dessy (fl. 1817/18 in Paris) "Jacques Antoine Tartenson", miniature, late 1810s
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This miniature by Parisian miniaturist Dessy is (according to the old legend on its verso) a portrait of Jacques Antoine Tartenson (1784 Paris - 1857 Baugé, department Maine-et-Loire). We located on the Web a genealogical document (see our image nr.7) that informs of the latter's death: he passed away in Baugé on May 6, 1857, at the age of 75. Similarly, the document informs that Tartenson was a bearer of Officer Cross of the Legion of Honor and Officer Cross of the Belgian Order of Leopold (established in 1832 - B.W.). He was also a retired colonel of the Parisian 12th "Legion de la Gard National" and later (after retreat of from military service) - a tax collector of the Parisian 2nd arrondissement (district).
Additional Web research led to us to Tartenson's military documents (see our images nr.8-10). After studying them, we learned that he was a distinguished officer of the Napoleonic Old Guard ("Vielle Garde"); until the end of the 1st Empire and the "Hundred Days" he served in the 1st Regiment of "chasseurs á pied" of the Old Guard (and was in 1812 promoted into the rank of a captain). Attached to this unit, he took part in numerous campaigns, fought in Italy, Germany, Spain, again in Germany and finally in France (1814 and 1815); he was wounded at several occasions. He was presented the Chevalier Cross of Legion of Honor on August 16, 1813 (Saxonian Campaign) and the Officer Cross of the Belgian Order of Leopold - in 1831.
In "our" portrait, which was made in the late 1810s, Jacques Antoine Tartenson poses (already) in a civil dress bearing the Chevalier Cross of Legion of Honor and the "Decoration of the Lily". It is obvious that shortly before posing for this portrait, Tartenson was (see his death announcement) raised in rank and became a Colonel of Parisian National Guard.
According to Mme Lemoine-Bouchard, miniaturist Dessy lived in 1817-1818 at rue de Richelieu, No. 11, Paris.
Provenance: private collection, Paris
Condition: fairly good
Creation Year: late 1810s
Measurements: UNFRAMED:4,4x3,2cm/1,7x1,3in FRAMED: 9,0x8,0cm/3,5x3,1in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Inscription: signed: "Dessy"; verso: old legend
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Creator Dates: mentioned btwn. 1817-1818 in Paris
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