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Nicolas François Dun "Coronation portrait of Caroline Bonaparte", important miniature!!, 1808 4900 EUR
Nicolas François Dun "Coronation portrait of Caroline Bonaparte", important miniature!!, 1808
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Nicolas François Dun (1764 Luneville - 1832 Naples) was born into family of a musician working at the Lorraine Court in Luneville. It is unknown, where or with whom he studied, but in 1790 one could find him in Naples, where Dun belonged to the inner circle of friends of famous Lady Hamilton, wife of British ambassador, who was living in this city at the time. It was in her house that the artist made acquaintances with Goethe, Hackert, Angelika Kauffmann, Fueger, Mme Vigée-Le Brun, etc. He soon became a court portrait miniature painter, proceeding to portray all royalties of Naples of the following forty years, beginning with Bourbons, then family of Murat, and finally, Bourbons again. In the Period of Restoration (after the end of Napoleonic Era) he often portrayed members of the Russian and Austrian aristocracy staying in Naples (among his known miniatures are portraits of Comte and Comtess Orlov (1817), Prince Nikolaus Palffy, Prince Labanov, Prince Dolgorukov, etc.).
Provenance: antique store, Lyon / France
Condition: fairly good; in original frame made of silver with blue enamel (probably formerly set into the lid of a box)
Creation Year: 1808
Measurements: UNFRAMED:4,4x4,4cm/1,7x1,7in FRAMED: 5,6x5,6cm/2,2x2,2in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Inscription: remainder of a signature (see our image nr.5)
Creator: Nicolas François Dun
Creator Dates: 1764 Luneville-1832 Naples
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