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# 42709

Carl Ludwig Hummel de Bourdon "Polish (?) family portrait", outstanding miniature!!, ca. 1815

Price: 8500  EUR

(please note additional 13% tax applies for transactions concluded within the European Union)

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35 years ago, this miniature was published as a work of anonymous German artist from ca 1810 (see our image nr.9). In reality, it is a very typical and (we are 100% convinced of it) absolutely authentic work of one of Austria's best miniaturists working at the turn of the 19th century (according to the sitter's dress and hairstyle, it was painted in the mid-1810s) - Carl Ludwig Hummel de Bourdon. Our comparison images nr.10-20 fully confirm his authorship.

Carl Ludwig Hummel de Bourdon was born ca.1769 into an aristocratic family living in Besanšon, France. During the French Revolution he fled from the Great Terror from France and settled in Austria (this suggestion stems from Dr. Bodo Hofstetter (Switzerland); see his recently published catalogue "Portraitminiaturen/ Museum Liaunig", Neuhaus, 2015, p. 371). For the first time he is mentioned in a marriage contract completed in Vienna in 1800. In this document he is named as court artist of Archduke Joseph's (Palatine of Hungary) wife - Alexandra Pavlovna, nee Grand Duchess of Russia. This fact has made some art historian to suppose that Carl Hummel de Bourdon has spent a few years in Hungary in this period. Dr. Hofstetter believes that this supposition is not convincing enough, since the wedding of Alexandra Pavlovna and the Archduke Joseph took place on 30 October 1799, and Hummel's wedding took place in Vienna (and not in Hungary) a few months later.
It seems in the mid 1810s he spent some time in Poland (or Lemberg (Lviv) belonging then to the Austrian Empire, capital of formerly Polish (since 1772 Austrian) province Galicia). This supposition is supported by a lot of his portraits of Polish aristocrats of that time.
He died in Vienna in 1840 at the age of 71.

Provenance: private collection, Austria

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Condition: fairly good; minimal wafer loss on upper left corner (see our image nr.5); in original gilt-metal frame

Creation Year: ca 1815

Measurements:UNFRAMED:8,0x8,0cm/3,1x3,1in FRAMED: 8,8x8,8cm/3,5x3,5in

Object Type:Framed miniature

Style: Portrait Miniatures

Technique: watercolor on ivory (octagonal)

Inscription:-

Creator: Carl Ludwig Hummel de Bourdon

Creator Dates: ca.1769 Besanšon (FR)-1840 Vienna

Nationality:French/ Austrian

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