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"Cavalry officer from the Prussian Lützow Free Corps", rare miniature!, May 1813
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Our permanent advisor, author of numerous publications on Prussian military uniforms, Dr. Stanislav Lyulin, informed us that the young military officer depicted on this portrait wears a uniform of the "Lützow Free Corps" - a volunteer force of the Prussian Army during Liberation (ant-Napoleonic) War of 1813 (CLICK HERE). Moreover, the sitter was a cavalryman in this corps - either uhlan or mounted chasseur. Clearly dated - "Im Maÿ 1813" - this miniature (executed by one of sitter's brother-soldier?) was apparently ordered by the young man during several days rest between fights somewhere in Saxony, probably even behind enemy lines (Lützow's corps was a "partisan" unit). It is highly possible that the depicted man did not live long thereafter - on June 17th of 1813 the Lützow Free Corps was surrounded by enemies and a great part of its cavalry was massacred. We are sure this miniature was ordered by the young officer as a farewell portrait which was to be sent to his family...
*Provenance: German private collection
We are very grateful to Dr. Lyulin for his generous help.
Condition: fairly good, rubbing at the edges
Creation Year: 1813
Measurements: UNFRAMED:6,2x5,4cm/2,4x2,1in FRAMED: 6,6x5,8cm/2,6x2,3in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory (oval)
Inscription: dated: Im Maÿ 1813 (English: in May of 1813)
Creator: German School
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