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Jean-Baptiste Soyer "Portrait of a young gentleman", superb miniature!!, 1810s
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Acquired in autumn of 2008, it is an extremely qualitative miniature on ivory with romantic portrait of a young gentleman with evening sky in background. In the last 25 years this work was offered thrice at auction market:
1.) at first, on May 10th 1983 at Christie's Geneva as a work of Jean-Baptiste Isabey
2.) then, on March 8th 1984, at Nagel, Stuttgart, also as a work of Isabey
3.) and finally, on November 27th 2008 at Christie's London as a work of Jean-Baptiste Soyer.
The latter attribution appears to be a more likely one: the sitter demonstrates the famous "Soyer half-smile".
Jean-Baptiste Soyer was born on January 27, 1752 in Nancy (and not, as Schidlof suggests, in Reims). In 1790, he married in Nancy Anne-Marie Willemet. Their son Hubert-Felix was born in 1791, their daughters Marguerite-Aimee - in 1792, Pauline - in 1794, Catherine-Emilie - in 1797 and Catherine-Sophie - in 1799. In 1801, the family settled in Paris taking residence on rue Therese. In the same (1801) year, Jean-Baptiste Soyer exhibited several miniature portraits (no. 311-316) at the Salon de Paris. In 1803, he once again exhibited at the Salon.
In 1810, he lived on rue Croix-des-Petits-Champs (he used this address to register for Salon exhibition of the same year). In 1812, he returned to Nancy, where he then opened a school of miniature painting at No 115, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau taking a residence in the neighboring house (No 116, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau).
In 1825, Soyer and his family left town and moved to Saint-Nicolas-de-Port in Nancy suburb, There he bought a house in rue Laval.
He died on February 29, 1828. His wife outlived him by 27 years (this information was borrowed from the book "Jean-Baptiste Soyer /peintre miniaturiste lorrain (1752-1828)" written (in collaboration) by Jaegy Thierry, Laurent Theoleyre and Jacques Charles-Gaffiot).
Schidlof says, he was a "skillful artist, whose expressive miniatures show a characteristic smile..."
We would like to express our warm acknowledgement to the world's best specialist in portrait miniatures Dr. Bodo Hofstetter for providing us with important information about this miniature.
Condition: good; in original (probably gold) frame
Creation Year: 1810s
Measurements: UNFRAMED:6,0x6,0cm/2,4x2,4in FRAMED: 6,8x6,8cm/2,7x2,7in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Creator: Jean-Baptiste Soyer
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Creator Dates: 1752 Reims-1828 Saint-Nicolas
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