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# 42554

Jean-Baptiste Soyer "Portrait of a young gentleman", superb miniature!!, 1810s

4500  EUR
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Acquired in autumn of 2008, it is an extremely qualitative miniature on ivory with romantic portrait of a young gentleman with evening sky in background. In the last 25 years this work was offered thrice at auction market:
1.) at first, on May 10th 1983 at Christie's Geneva as a work of Jean-Baptiste Isabey
2.) then, on March 8th 1984, at Nagel, Stuttgart, also as a work of Isabey
3.) and finally, on November 27th 2008 at Christie's London as a work of Jean-Baptiste Soyer.
The latter attribution appears to be a more likely one: the sitter demonstrates the famous "Soyer half-smile".

Jean-Baptiste Soyer (1752 Reims - 1828 Saint-Nicolas-du-Port) moved, attracted by the court of Stanislas Leczinski, already as a younger artist to Nancy, where he married in 1790. Around 1800 he finds himself in Basel, later in Paris, where he exhibited between 1801 and 1810 in the Salon.
Schidlof says, he was a "skillful artist, whose expressive miniatures show a characteristic smile..."

We would like to express our warm acknowledgement to the world's best specialist in portrait miniatures Dr. Bodo Hofstetter for providing us with important information about this miniature.

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Condition: good; in original (probably gold) frame

Creation Year: 1810s

Measurements: UNFRAMED:6,0x6,0cm/2,4x2,4in FRAMED: 6,8x6,8cm/2,7x2,7in

Object Type: Framed miniature

Style: Portrait Miniatures

Technique: watercolor on ivory

Inscription: -

Creator: Jean-Baptiste Soyer
To see other works by this artist click on the name above!

Creator Dates: 1752 Reims-1828 Saint-Nicolas

Nationality: French

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