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The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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Pierre Louis Bouvier
GENEVA 1766 - 1836
PORTRAIT OF JACOB TRONCHIN (1717-1801)
Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal mount, wood frame;
signed lower right: Bouvier ft / 1801
85 by 79 mm.
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Provenance

By descent in the sitter's family until,
Henri Tronchin (1853-1924), Bessinge;
Roger Demierre, Geneva;
sale, Geneva, Christie's, 21 November 1993, lot 92

Exhibited

Geneva, 1896, no. 589;
Geneva, 1914;
Lausanne, 1999-2000, no. 101

Literature

Crosnier, 1908, pp. 115 & 114;
Demole, 1917, p. 83;
Della Stanta, 1978, p. 26;
Della Stanta, 1978, pl. XXVI;
Friesen (ed.), 2001, p. 400, illust. 63;
du Pasquier, 2010, p. 111

Catalogue Note

A member of an illustrious and influential Genevan family, Jacob Tronchin was closely linked with Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789). Liotard completed portraits of no fewer than eight members of the Tronchin family, including Jacob's brother, the financier and art collector, François Tronchin. Liotard depicted François twice, latterly at the age of 91 (Geneva, Société des Arts). The present miniature was painted in 1801 and shows the sitter as an 84 year old man.

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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