JEAN DÉSIRÉ MUNERET | Portrait of General Baron Antoine-Henri de Jomini (1779-1869)
2,000 - 3,000 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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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.