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Mme Charlotte Martner "Gentleman from Martinique", extremely rare miniature!!, 1810
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An extreme rarity at the current antique market, clearly signed "Mme Martner 1810", this miniature on ivory is a work of female miniaturist Mme Charlotte Martner, who between 1803 and 1818 worked on Martinique in The Caribbean.
Mme Nathalie Lemoine-Bouchard, who is France's leading expert on portrait miniatures, offers extensive biography of this female artist in two issues of her quarterly "La Lettre de la Miniature" (no.4 (December 2010) and no.41-42 (May-August 2017); see our images nr.7-10).
According to Mme Lemoine-Bouchard's research, Mme Charlotte Martner was born on August 15, 1781, in Paris as Charlotte-Gertrude Daniel, daughter of a Prussian "graveur sur metaux" (metal engraver). She married an "officer de santé" (military doctor). On April 15, 1803, the couple boarded a transatlantic ship with intention to get to Louisiana (North America). However, during the course of their journey, they changed their plan and instead decided to settle on Marinique in The Carribean (shortly before that (September 1802) the island was traded back (by England) to France).
The couple established their home in Fort de France (capital of Martinique), where Mme Martner soon began working as a painter and portrait miniaturist.
On March 10, 1810 (sic!) her husband died at the age of 49 (is it, by any chance, he who is portrayed here not long before this date??). On October 7, 1811, widow Mme Martner remarried to her compatriot and fellow-widower Dominique Paul Jean Camô.
Back on August 5, 1810, i.e. several months after her husband Monsieur Martner's death, Charlotte gave birth to her first son Charles Marie Laurent Dominique Martner. In her second marriage, she had a daughter (Angelique Josephine Charlotte Camô; b.1815) and another son (Dominique Charles Joseph Marie Camô; b. 1817).
Mme Martner's second husband, Monsieur Camô, died on December 11, 1818. One and a half years later, on June 10, 1820, she and her children repatriated to France.
She passed away in Nancy in 1839.
Provenance: private collection, Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer, depatment Var, South France.
Condition: good; in original frame made of wood with golden inserts
Creation Year: 1810
Measurements: UNFRAMED:6,8x5,0cm/2,7x2,0in FRAMED: 12,1x9,8cm/4,8x3,9in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Inscription: signed and dated: "M-me Martner 1810"
Creator: Mme Charlotte Martner
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Creator Dates: 1781 Paris-1839 Nancy
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