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Mansion or Lagrenée?! "Lady in pigeon velvet dress", superb miniature on ivory!!, ca.1820 5900 EUR
Mansion or Lagrenée?! "Lady in pigeon velvet dress", superb miniature on ivory!!, ca.1820
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André-Léon Larue (called Mansion) was born in Nancy in 1785 and died in 1843 in Paris. He was pupil of his father Jacques Larue and of Isabey. For some time he worked for the factory of Sevres. He exhibited at the Paris Salon from 1808 to 1834. Several times he went to London and exhibited there at the Royal Academy in 1829 and 1831. In 1822 appeared his work "Lettres sur la miniature", in French and in English. Schidlof says: ...Mansion counts amongst the best French miniaturists of the 19th century... he attains the same standard as Aubry, Jacques and Saint. The Wallace collection (London) houses six miniature portraits of young ladies by Mansion, all - of large (sic!) dimensions, on ivory and signed. These miniatures, Schidlof writes, "already had at the time they were painted a considerable success".
Anthelme Francois Lagrenée was born in Paris in 1774 as a son of French painter Louis-Francois Lagrenée. He was a pupil of his father and later - of Vincent. He exhibited at the Parisian Salon from 1799 to 1831. During the revolution Lagrenée served in the French army, where he meticulously studied the anatomy of horses, thus becoming a very fine horse-draughtsman. He was also a very good portraitist (mainly miniaturist); was also very well known as a good imitator of antique cameos. In 1817-1825 the artist lived and worked in St. Petersburg where he had a great success and did portraits of numerous members of aristocracy, as well as of the Empress Alexandra Fedorovna. As a portraitist (as already mentioned) Lagrenée painted chiefly miniatures on ivory and watercolour portraits (sic!), but known are his historical and animalistic paintings in oils. Schidlof writes: "Lagrenée was an excellent miniaturist whose works show a certain influence on Isabey, but his "pointille" is finer in the faces than with the pupils of latter". Miniatures and watercolour portraits of this artist belong to collections of Louvre (Paris), Hermitage and Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), Tretyakov Gallery and Historical Museum (Moscow), etc., etc.
Condition: good; in original Empire ormolu frame
Creation Year: ca 1820
Measurements: UNFRAMED:14,5x11,2cm/5,7x4,4in FRAMED: 17,6x14,4cm/6,9x5,7in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Creator: André-Léon Larue (called Mansion)
Creator Dates: 1785 Nancy-1834 Paris
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