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

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Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

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)

Estimate:

2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

30,000

GBP

JEAN DÉSIRÉ MUNERET

Fl. 1800 - after 1820

PORTRAIT OF GENERAL BARON ANTOINE-HENRI DE JOMINI (1779-1869)


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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Ground curving, otherwise very good.


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This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with CITES licence applications where a buyer elects to either collect or arrange their own shipping, nor will Sotheby's assist with the international movement of ivory by air, either as freight or through hand carry. Sotheby's shipping will only assist in shipping the lot to either domestic UK or EU destinations, where delivery is made by road transport. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

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

Paris, Salon, 1812, no. 670;

Payerne, Musée de Payerne, General de Jomini, 1969, p. 134

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.