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Andrea Piazza "Officer of Spanish "Reales Guardias del Cuerpo", Listed Miniature on Ivory!!, 1821
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This miniature portrait of a richly decorated Spanish officer (see for comparison our web #40994 ) is mentioned in at least two publications: firstly, in the sale catalogue of the Vente Bernard-Franck (February 1935; sale of the famous collection of Napoleonica amassed by French industrialist Bernard Franck* (see below a brief background note about him, as well as our image nr.12)) and secondly, in the article about the portrait's author, Parma miniaturist Andrea Piazza, in Schidlof's "The miniature in Europe" (erroneously titled - see our image nr.11).
**M. Bernard-Franck was a veteran of the 1870 Franco-Prussian War, who later in life became a wealthy manufacturer of military equipment. He had a very important collection of paintings and works of art from the Napoleonic Epoch.
P.S. 16 June 2017:
We just received e-mail from our permanemt adviser in Spanish military uniforms, well-known military historian Luis Sorando Muzas, in which the latter informs us that the sitter wears an uniform of "Reales Guardias del Cuerpo" (Spanish Garde du Corps) and that some of his awards were added by (another?) artist after 1821 (the date of this miniature's execution).
Condition: fairly good, dusty under the glas (not inspected out of frame)
Creation Year: 1821
Measurements: UNFRAMED:8,8x7,0cm/3,5x2,8in FRAMED: 15,4x13,2cm/6,1x5,2in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Inscription: signed and dated: A.Piazza 1821; verso:erroneous title and collection label
Creator: Andrea Piazza
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Creator Dates: 1802 Parma-1837 Parma
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