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André-Melchior Judlin "French foot artillery officer (early Directory)", miniature on ivory, 1793/95

1500  EUR
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It is a fine quality miniature with portrait of an aide-de-camp in rank of captain of French foot artillery (early period of Directory ), depicted before a fortress that he presumably captured (or successfully defended?). At its mid-right edge the portrait bears a signature remainder: ...lin f.(ecit).
Is it a work of well-known French miniaturist André-Melchior Judlin.

While Schidlof refers to him as to "Alexis Judlin", naming town Thann in Alsace as his birthplace (see our image nr.12 on our web # 37406), the more accurate reference can be found in Nathalie Lemoine-Bouchard's recently published dictionary of French miniaturists, where she says his real name was André-Melchior Kesler (also Kessler, Koessler) (see our image nr.15 on our web # 37406). He was baptized under this name in Guebwiller (not Thann, but also in Alsace) on 7th January 1742.
As a child he came with his parents to Thann (1749) and studied at the College de Cordeliers. After graduating from secondary school he came to Paris and specialized in portraits, miniatures and engravings. It was in this time that he began using the name "Judlin", under which remained indefinitely his artistic name.
From 1773 he lived in England where he made a spectacular career as miniaturist and, what's more, exhibited between 1773-1776 at the London Royal Academy. Besides that he received a pension from the King of England. He moved then to Continental Europe and worked at various European courts. By 1791 he lived in Paris and took part in Salon exhibitions of 1791 and 1793.
In early 1794 he returned to town of his youth Thann and remained there until he passed away on 6 May 1795.
Works of André Judlin-Kesler can be seen in Museum of Rouen (France), Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK), Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore (USA).

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Condition: fairly good

Creation Year: 1793/95

Measurements: UNFRAMED:5,8x5,8cm/2,3x2,3in FRAMED: 12,4x12,6cm/4,9x5,0in

Object Type: Framed miniature

Style: Portrait Miniatures

Technique: watercolor on ivory, laid on card

Inscription: signature remainder "... lin f."

Creator: André Judlin
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Creator Dates: 1742 Guebwiller-1795 Thann

Nationality: French / German

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