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Christoph Haller von Hallerstein "Major Friedrich Freiherr von Hertling", superb miniature!!, 1816/17
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It is of superior quality miniature profile portrait of a major (lace and one tab on collar) of Bavarian chevaulegers. His uniform corresponds the regulation of 1816. He bears a chest cross of either Prussian Order of the Red Eagle of 3rd class or of Russian Order of St.Georg of 4th class (surely awarded between 1813-1815, after Kingdom of Bavaria joined anti-Napoleonic allies (8 October 1813)).
Among awardees of Prussian order in that period we could not find any Bavarian officer. In contrary, the Russian cross obtained in that period (namely on 23rd June 1815) one officer of Bavarian army - Major of Bavarian 2nd Chevauleger (sic!) Regiment Friedrich Freiherr (Baron) von Hertling. In 1817 he was raised to colonel, what means this miniature was executed in 1816 or early 1817 (according to uniform).
Friedrich Freiherr von Hertling was born on 28th November 1784 (we see him in age of 32 years) in Mainz and died on 10th November 1823 in Triesdorf by Ansbach. On 14th June 1803 he became junker of Bavarian Chevauleger Regiment "Kurfürst" (then No.1, later - No.4). In ranks of this regiment he took part in the Austrian Campaign of 1805, He also participated in Prussian Campaign of 1806/07, especially distinguished himself on 19th March 1807 by Glatz (now Klodzko in Poland) and one month later, on 18th Apil 1807 he was awarded Knight Cross of Bavarian Military Max-Joseph Ordfer. On 18th August 1808 he was promoted to Oberleutnant (1st lieutenant.
During the Austriian Campaign of 1809 he distinguished himself at Znaim (10th July) and ten days later, on 20th July 1809 he was awarded Chevalier Cross of Napoleonic Order of Legion of Honor.
On 31st December 1811 he was raised to "Rittmeister" (cavalry captain).
With his regiment he made the whole Russian Campaign of 1812 and campaign of 1813. On 31st December 1813 he was raised to major with transfer to 2nd Chevaulegers. During the campaign of 1815 he commanded two squadrons of his 2nd Regiment which were attached to partisan detachment of Russian Lieutenant General Chernyshyov (see our web # 41022 ; this detachment fighted in June/July of 1815 in France, in the ear of the enemy).
Exactly for his distinctions during this raid he obtained his Russian order.
For Hertling's extensive biography see our images nr.7-9).
This miniature is very typical and absolutely authentic work of Nuremberg (Bavaria!) artist of the begin of 19th century, Baron Christoph Haller von Hallerstein (for comparison see our image nr.10 and CLICK HERE FOR OTHER WORKS OF THIS ARTIST IN OUR POSSESSION).
Baron Christoph Haller von Hallerstein (1771 Hilpoltstein near Nuremberg - 1839 Nuremberg) devoted himself after studying law to painting, which he studied in Stuttgart. He started with landscape, but soon painted mainly miniatures, made silver point drawings and was an etcher. In 1799 he worked in Dresden where he was on friendly terms with Graff and Grassi. In the following year (sic!) he came to Berlin and after 1806 to Nurnberg. The Berliner years were for the artist especially prolific. He was drawing teacher of the Prussian Crown Prince (later King Friedrich Wilhelm IV), teacher of etching for Prince Anton Heinrich Radziwill and the young Clemens von Metternich, later Prince and Austrian Cancellor. The artist portrayed during these years the whole Prussian royal family. In 1812 he lived for a few months in Paris, but otherwise continuously until his death in Nurnberg.
Works by Haller von Hallerstein belonged to the greatest high noble collections, among them collections of Grand Duke of Hessen, Duke of Cumberland and others. They can also be found in museums of Nurnberg, Dresden, Berlin, Bamberg, etc.
Private collection, New York
Condition: good; minor water stains on edges
Creation Year: 1816/17
Measurements: UNFRAMED:8,5x6,5cm/3,3x2,6in FRAMED: 9,0x7,1cm/3,5x2,8in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait miniature
Technique: grey and brown wash and scratch-technique on whitened card
Creator: Baron Christoph Haller von Hallerstein
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Creator Dates: 1771 Hilpoltstein-1839 Nuremberg
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