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# 42119

Claude Hoin-Attrib. "Portrait of Nicolas Antoine Sanson", high quality miniature!!, 1796

Price: 3900  EUR

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Monogrammed "CH." and dated "1796", this miniature portrait of a high-ranking officer of French Revolutionary Army was found in one of the antique shops in Rome. It turned out to be a portrait of forty-year-old military engineer (and from 1797 - a general), Nicolas Antoine Sanson (1756-1824). Comparison with the only other known portrait of Sanson (see our image nr.7) fully confirms his identity (in this engraved portrait, he is about 10 years older, yet one indisputably recognizes the same man).
From April 1796 (sic!) until February 27, 1797, Sanson served in French Army of Italy. Later, he fought in Napoleonic Egyptian campaign, was a director of topographical service of Grand Armée, took part in the Battles of Ulm, Austerlitz, Iena, Eylau; he also served in (established by Napoleon) Kingdom of Westphalia, commanded engineers in the Army of Spain, and was in 1812 in Russia (there, he was taken prisoner).
A recipient of numerous French and foreign orders, he was ennobled by Napoleon in 1808 and made a "Count of Empire".
His name is inscribed on one of the columns of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris (see our image nr.9).
After his death on October 29, 1824, he was buried at the Parisian "Pere-Lachaise" cemetery (see our image nr.10).

Every now and then, miniatures that are signed with the same monogram ("CH.") and similarly dated (1790s) appear at art auctions. We suppose alll of them are works of French portrait artsit of late 18th century. chiefly known as a pastelist but also working in technique of miniature painting on ivory - Claude Jean Baptiste Hoin. Comparison with his works (CLICK HERE for his extensive biography and other works) convincingly supports this attribution.

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Condition: good; in original ormolu frame

Creation Year: 1796

Measurements:UNFRAMED:8,0x8,0cm/3,1x3,1in FRAMED: 10,9x10,9cm/4,3x4,3in

Object Type:Framed miniature

Style: Portrait Miniatures

Technique: watercolor on ivory

Inscription:monogrammed and dated: "CH. /1796"

Creator: Claude-Jean-Baptiste Hoin

Creator Dates: 1750 Dijon-1817 Dijon

Nationality:French

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