Cat. No. 211
Artist: M. Rouvier 1750-1815 - Signed Miniature of Napoleon officer in uniform: A very well executed Oil portrait of an officer (probably a General) in Napoleans army, The background is the grey blue shown in the detail. He is in the 1796 uniform of a blue coat with spreading collar, gold buttons and embroidery, tied with a black stock. The reverse has a wonderful scene of classical ruins signed Amitie which I think is a painting on glass with a gold leaf or gilt background. sealed in a gilt glazed frame with suspension mount.
A signature of Rouvier is on the right at 4o/c. A rare French artist, M. Rouvier 1750-1815 exhibited miniatures at the Salon de la Correspondence in 1779 and in 1782 painted a protrait of Princess Massalka who married the Prince de Ligne, several of his paintings were shown at the 1906 Paris Exhibition. ref Foster's Dictionary of Painters of miniatrures page 261.
Creation Year: c1800
Measurements: 2.4 x 2 inches
Style: Portrait Miniature
Technique: Oil on Ivory
Provenance: Private Collection
Artist: M. Rouvier
Condition: In very good overall condition.
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