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Antoine-Paul Vincent "Officer of Austrian 3rd Infantry Regiment", Superb Miniature on Ivory!!, 1798
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We are dealing with an outstanding quality miniature portrait of a junior officer of Austrian 3rd Infantry Regiment "Erzherzog Carl" (white coat, light blue collar, white buttons). His given name "Fredrick" (Friedrich) is embroidered on verso under his curl (see image nr.7). In 1798 (date on the portrait) he stayed in Paris (residence town of author of this miniature) with a certain mission. He could not be an employee of Austrian embassy - due to Wars of 1st and 2nd Coalitions (1792-1802) the embassy was closed. Nevertheless 1798 was practicaly a non-war year (ceasefire between two wars).
Moreover, sitter's stand-up collar was introduced in Austrian Army at the begin of the same 1798, what means he came to Paris shortly before this miniature was executed.
We assume he ordered this miniature to give it to his Parisian mistress.
The miniature is clearly signed and dated: Vincent /1798, and is a work of well-known Parisian miniaturist Antoine-Paul Vincent, whose miniatures are usually dated between 1798 and 1817. We rule out the possibility of his stay in Austria in 1798 (French emigres returned to France earliest in 1802, after Napoleon's amnesty) - in contrary he exhibited at Salon de Paris in 1800...
Antoine-Paul Vincent was born in Paris. In 1800, according to Nathalie Lemoine-Bouchard, he lived in 63, rue du Fabourg - Monmartre; in 1802 - in 27, rue Neuve-Saint-Augustin and, in 1806 - in 3, rue Neuve-Grange-Bateliére. He exhibited his miniatures between 1800-1812 at the Salon de Paris. Schidlof writes about him: "he was an artist of quality, who is still not appreciated sufficiently, because one only finds his works rarely... Some of them are reminiscent of the works of the first period of Isabey and not inferior (!) to them...".
This miniature is illustrated in the dictionary "Les Peintres et Miniature actifs en France 1650-1850" by Nathalie Lemoine-Bouchard (published in spring 2008).
Our additional image shows another miniature by Antoine-Paul Vincent.
Provenance: Bonhams London, 23rd of May 2007, Lot 90
Condition: fairly good; in original gold frame; few dot-like stains in right area
Creation Year: 1798
Measurements: UNFRAMED:6,2x5,0cm/2,4x2,0in FRAMED: 7,3x5,6cm/2,9x2,2in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Inscription: signed and dated: Vincent /1798; verso inscribed: Fredrick
Creator: Antoine-Paul Vincent
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Creator Dates: was active btwn. 1798-1812 in Paris
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