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Jean-Baptiste Soyer "Highly cultured lady in her studio", important large miniature!!, ca 1800
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Our comparison images nr.9-14 convincingly confirm that we are dealing here with a purely authentic and very important work of one of France's best miniaturists of the turn of 19th century, Jean-Baptiste Soyer.
It portrays a highly cultured woman (a hobby-artist and musician), who is dressed and hairstyled according to fashion of ca 1800. The latter detail suggests that the miniature was painted by Soyer probably still in Nancy (see artist's biography below).
Jean-Baptiste Soyer was born on January 27, 1752 in Nancy (and not, as Schidlof suggests, in Reims). In 1790, he married in Nancy Anne-Marie Willemet. Their son Hubert-Felix was born in 1791, their daughters Marguerite-Aimee - in 1792, Pauline - in 1794, Catherine-Emilie - in 1797 and Catherine-Sophie - in 1799. In 1801, the family settled in Paris taking residence on rue Therese. In the same (1801) year, Jean-Baptiste Soyer exhibited several miniature portraits (no. 311-316) at the Salon de Paris. In 1803, he once again exhibited at the Salon.
In 1810, he lived on rue Croix-des-Petits-Champs (he used this address to register for Salon exhibition of the same year). In 1812, he returned to Nancy, where he then opened a school of miniature painting at No 115, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau taking a residence in the neighboring house (No 116, rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau).
In 1825, Soyer and his family left town and moved to Saint-Nicolas-de-Port in Nancy suburb, There he bought a house in rue Laval.
He died on February 29, 1828. His wife outlived him by 27 years (this information was borrowed from the book "Jean-Baptiste Soyer /peintre miniaturiste lorrain (1752-1828)" written (in collaboration) by Jaegy Thierry, Laurent Theoleyre and Jacques Charles-Gaffiot).
Schidlof says, he was a "skillful artist, whose expressive miniatures show a characteristic smile..."
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Provenance: private collection, Marseille, France
Condition: fairly good; artist's own join between 10:00 and 2:00 o'clock
Creation Year: ca 1800
Measurements: UNFRAMED:11,5x9,3cm/4,5x3,7in FRAMED: 13,0x11,2cm/5,1x4,4in
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Creator: Jean-Baptiste Soyer
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Creator Dates: 1752 Reims-1828 Saint-Nicolas
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