FIRMIN MASSOT  |  PORTRAIT OF ARMAND HENRI LOUIS JACOB TRONCHIN (1794-1865), CIRCA 1800
FIRMIN MASSOT  |  PORTRAIT OF ARMAND HENRI LOUIS JACOB TRONCHIN (1794-1865), CIRCA 1800
FIRMIN MASSOT  |  PORTRAIT OF ARMAND HENRI LOUIS JACOB TRONCHIN (1794-1865), CIRCA 1800
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE DR. ERIKA POHL-STRÖHER (1919-2016)

FIRMIN MASSOT | PORTRAIT OF ARMAND HENRI LOUIS JACOB TRONCHIN (1794-1865), CIRCA 1800

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 CHF

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE DR. ERIKA POHL-STRÖHER (1919-2016)

FIRMIN MASSOT | PORTRAIT OF ARMAND HENRI LOUIS JACOB TRONCHIN (1794-1865), CIRCA 1800

Estimate: 800 - 1,200 CHF

Lot sold:4,375CHF
(15 bids, reserve met)

Description

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE DR. ERIKA POHL-STRÖHER (1919-2016)

FIRMIN MASSOT

Geneva 1766 - 1849

PORTRAIT OF ARMAND HENRI LOUIS JACOB TRONCHIN (1794-1865), CIRCA 1800


Grey ink over pencil on vellum, gilt-metal frame 

5.8 cm diameter; 9 x 8 cm (framed)


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Condition Report

Good overall condition, save for a minor damage to the right hand edge of the paper.


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Provenance

By descent in the sitter’s family until 

Henri Tronchin (1853-1924), Domaine de Bessinge

Roger Demierre, Geneva

Christie's Geneva, 21st November 1993, lot 94

Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016) (purchased at the sale above)

Literature

Jules Crosnier ‘Bessinge’, Nos Anciens et leurs oeuvres, 1908, p. 115 

Exhibited

Lausanne, Musée Historique, 100 ans de miniatures suisse 1780-1880, 1999-2000, no. 165

Catalogue Note

A member of an influential Genevan family, the sitter grew up to become a soldier; he served as a ‘capitaine d’artillerie à cheval' in the Netherlands and later as a Colonel in the Federal Artillery.  

FIRMIN MASSOT  |  PORTRAIT OF ARMAND HENRI LOUIS JACOB TRONCHIN (1794-1865), CIRCA 1800
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE DR. ERIKA POHL-STRÖHER (1919-2016)
FIRMIN MASSOT | PORTRAIT OF ARMAND HENRI LOUIS JACOB TRONCHIN (1794-1865), CIRCA 1800
Lot Closed