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Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin-School "Lady in park landscape", high quality miniature!, 1800/05
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This high quality miniature on ivory demonstrates stylistic criteria of works of leading, turn of 19th century, Parisian miniaturist Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin and with very great possibility was executed by one of latter's pupils.
Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin (1759 Saint-Die/Vosgues - 1832 Paris) called himself "the pupil of nature and meditation", and although he had some lessons in painting from Claudiot in Nancy, his talent was really personal, and there was no artist at least in France, on whom he could model himself.
In 1781, he arrived in Paris, where he was received by the Pinchon family, friends of his parents. Their portraits painted by Augustin made him known quickly and secured him with other commissions. The artist gained fame quite rapidly.
Augustin and Isabey were the two greatest French miniaturists of the late 18th - early 19th centuries, and it would be difficult to say who was a better one. They are as different as could be; in modern terminology, one could call Augustin "the naturalist" and Isabey - "the impressionist". Both had a very great number of pupils, and because of that a considerable influence on the art of the miniature in their period. Amongst the best pupils of Augustin can be mentioned his wife Madeleine Pauline (nee Ducruet) who surpasses them all: Fanny Charin, Le Tellier, Fontallard, Alexandre, Delatour, G.E. Lami, Sieurac, Mme Dalacazette, Mlle Hue de Breval, and Mme de Mirbel. Napoleon had a marked preference for Isabey. In spite of that he nominated Augustin official painter of the Imperial Court. At the restoration Louis XVIII made him painter in ordinary of his cabinet, and in 1821 he became Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur. In 1820 he went to London to carry out a number of orders, but he does not seem to have remained there very long. He died of cholera in Paris in 1832.
Provenance: private collection, Paris
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Condition: good; light rubbing along margins; in original gilt-metal easel frame
Creation Year: 1880/05 19th Century
Measurements:UNFRAMED:10,9x7,3cm/4,3x2,9in FRAMED: 13,4x10,2cm/5,3x4,0in
Object Type:Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Creator: Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin
Creator Dates: 1759 Saint-Die/Vosgues-1832 Paris
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