Old Masters including Portrait Miniatures from the Pohl-Ströher Collection

Old Masters including Portrait Miniatures from the Pohl-Ströher Collection

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 188. JEAN DÉSIRÉ MUNERET | Portrait of General Baron Antoine-Henri de Jomini (1779-1869).

JEAN DÉSIRÉ MUNERET | Portrait of General Baron Antoine-Henri de Jomini (1779-1869)

Lot Closed

May 7, 04:16 PM GMT


2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details



Fl. 1800 - after 1820


Watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, gilt-metal mount, satin-wood veneer frame;

signed and dated centre left: Muneret. / 1811.

12.9 by 9.8 cm., 5⅛ by 3⅞ in.

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Sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 17 November 1986, lot 84;

sale, Geneva, Christie's, 12 May 1987, lot 191

E. Bellier de la Chavignerie, L. Auvray, Dictionnaire général des artistes de l'École Française, Paris, 1885, vol. II, p. 143;

A. Maze-Sencier, Les fournisseurs de Napoleon et des deux Imperatrice, Paris, 1893, p. 203;

L.R. Schidlof, Die Bildnisminiatur in Frankreich im XVIII, und XIX, Jahrhundert, Vienna, 1911, pp. 123-4;

L.R. Schidlof, La miniature en Europe, Graz, 1964, p. 598;

M. Friesen, Franzöisische Miniaturen 1770-1850, Paris, 2008, p. 397;

N. Lemoine-Bouchard, Les peintres en miniature actifs en France 1650-1850, Paris, 2008, p. 397

Swiss born, the sitter served with great distinction in the French and then Russian armies and in 1823, he was made a full general in the Russian army. He was a brilliant and highly respected military theorist and his writings on the subject remain important today.