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Isabey-Follower "Copy of a miniature from the Wallace Collection", watercolor on ivory, 19th century

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Painted in the 1st half of the 19th century, this is a copy after a well known from art literature portrait miniature by Jean Baptiste Isabey (1767-1855) from the famous Wallace Collection, London (see our image nr.4 with a clips from collection's catalogue, in which our copy is mentioned).
The very high quality of this work is characteristic of the hands of a good miniaturist from the Circle of Isabey (possibly one of his students).

Jean-Baptiste Isabey (1767 Nancy - 1855 Paris) was the most famous of all European portrait miniature painters of the turn of the 19th century. In 1785 he went to Paris to study under David, but the great master had just left for Rome. At first in a tight financial situation, Isabey finally was ordered to paint miniatures of the children of King's brother, Count D'Artois. By means of this commission he came to court, met the Queen Marie-Antoinette and obtained an apartment in Versailles. In 1786 David returned from Rome, accepted Isabey as pupil without payment and favoured him in every way. At the time of Revolution the artist already acquired significant clientele in Paris. He portrayed most of Convention members, became one of the intimates of Mme Bonaparte's house. Isabey was a drawing master of Hortense and Eugene de Beauharnais; he controlled the ceremony of Napoleon's coronation and organized festivities for the Empire.
In 1806 Isabey was appointed "Peintre dessinateur du cabinet de S.M. l'Empereur, des ceremonies et des relations exterieurs", and in the following year - "Premier peintre de la Chambre de l'Imperatrice". From 1809 Isabey had a studio in the porcelain factory in Sevres. When in 1810, Napoleon married Marie-Louise, Isabey became drawing master to the latter. In 1812 he went to Vienna to do the portraits of the Imperial Family. He returned there again in 1814 to paint the Congress of Vienna on the order of Talleyrand. He returned to Paris in 1815. With a begin of Restoration he went to London. On his return in 1820 Louis XVIII appointed him miniature painter and "inspecteur dessinateur, ordonnateur des fetes et spectacles". Charles X gave him the title of royal draughtsman and painter and appointed him officer of the Legion d'honneur in 1825. In 1837 Louis-Philippe appointed him Assistant Keeper of the Royal Museums and gave him an appartment at Versailles. He also had the favours of Napoleon III from whom he obtained a pension of Frs. 6000.

Provenance: Collection Arthur Jaffe; Collection J.A. Vernon; private collection in South Africa.

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Condition: good; in a newer handmade gilded frame in biedermeier style

Creation Year: 19th Century

Measurements: UNFRAMED:11,6x9,1cm/4,6x3,6in FRAMED: 24,8x22,3cm/9,8x8,8in

Object Type: Framed watercolor

Style: Portrait miniatures

Technique: watercolor on ivory

Inscription: -

Creator: Jean-Baptiste Isabey
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Creator Dates: 1767 Nancy-1855 Paris

Nationality: French

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