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Isidore Jean-Baptiste Magues (1809/10-1869) "Don Carlos (Infante Carlos)", Important Pastel !!, 1837 3500 EUR
Isidore Jean-Baptiste Magues (1809/10-1869) "Don Carlos (Infante Carlos)", Important Pastel !!, 1837
We are dealing with a very important, executed by French artist Magues portrait of the leader of Carlist Revolt in Spain, Infante Carlos de Bourbon, Count of Molina, also called Don Carlos (1788-1855; see our images nr 9-10 with extensive biography and other portraits of his). This portrait was made by Magues during his visit to Carlist headquarters in Northern Spain in 1837.
Not much information exists about the author of this portrait Isidore Jean-Baptiste Magues. It is known that he was born in 1809 or 1810 in Toulouse and died in poverty in about 1869 in London, where he had lived since the early 1850s. It is also known that between 1839-1852 he was active in Paris and Berlin (see also our image 12 with his obituary).
Provenance: Summer residence of King of Hannover in Castle Herrenhausen near Hannover (see label on obverse); Sotheby's Auction in Castle Marienburg near Hannover "Works of Art from the Royal House of Hannover", 5th-15th October, 2005, Lot 4673.
Condition: Good, matted, in original frame.
Creation Year: 1837
Measurements: UNFRAMED:28,0x21,6cm/11,0x8,5in FRAMED: 53,6x45,1cm/21,1x17,8in
Object Type: Framed pastel
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: pastel on paper
Inscription: signed: I-re Magues
Creator: Isidore Jean-Baptiste Magues
Creator Dates: 1809/10 Toulouse-1869 London
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