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Carl L. Hummel de Bourdon-? "Portrait of an aristocrat", fine miniature on ivory, 1800/10 900 EUR
Carl L. Hummel de Bourdon-? "Portrait of an aristocrat", fine miniature on ivory, 1800/10
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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.
Condition: good; in original frame with concaved glass
Creation Year: 1800/10
Object Type: Framed miniature
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Creator: Carl Ludwig Hummel de Bourdon
Creator Dates: ca.1769 Besanšon (FR)-1840 Vienna
Nationality: French/ Austrian
OBS: Austrian mail refunds cases of loss or damage with maximum EUR 500.
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