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# 41908

Giambattista Gigola "Napoleonic aide-de-camp in uniform of chasseurs a cheval", miniature, 1807/12

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We acquired this work from a private Parisian collection as a "portrait of anonymous Napoleonic officer by unknown French artist of early 19th century". Presenting an example of a superior quality, this miniature on ivory was at once identified by us as an absolutely authentic and typical (CLICK HERE FOR OTHER WORKS OF THIS ARTIST IN OUR POSSESSION) creation of the best, turn of the 19th century, Italian portrait miniaturist Giambattista Gigola.

The depicted young Napoleonic aide-de-camp (see aguilette on right shoulder) wears an uniform of the French "chasseurs a cheval" from the period between 1807-1812. To that time Gigola lived permanently in Milan and the sitter could visit his studio after arrival to that city with a certain mission...

Giovanni Battista (Giambattista) Gigola (or Cigola) was born in 1767 in Brescia and died in Tremezzo near Milan in 1841. He commenced his studies in Italy; in ca. 1800 Gigola traveled to Paris, where he joined the studio of Isabey. According to Leisching, he may have participated in several exhibitions in Paris beginning from 1803. Sometime later he returned to Milan, where he was a protégé of the viceroy Eugene, Duke of Leuchtenberg (Eugene de Beauharnais). Besides miniatures on ivory, Gigola also painted on enamel. In fact, he is considered the artist who reintroduced this technique to Italy. He also drew illustrations for Byron and Lodovico da Porto. Schidlof says, his miniatures show no influence of his master Isabey, they are of a typical Italian technique, with slightly dull coloring and the backgrounds painted in gouache.

Our images nr.7-12 show several other works of this artist and offer his extensive biography

We are very grateful to well-known Italian military historian and uniformologist Mr. Massimo Fiorentiono for his generous help

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Condition: good; in original frame

Creation Year: 1807/12

Measurements: UNFRAMED:7,2x5,8cm/2,8x2,3in FRAMED: 14,8x11,7cm/5,8x4,6in

Object Type: Framed miniature

Style: Portrait Miniatures

Technique: watercolor on ivory

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Creator: Giovanni Battista (Giambattista) Gigola
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Creator Dates: 1767 Brescia-1841 Milan

Nationality: Italian

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