Daniel SAINT (1778-1847) Emperor Napoleon... - Lot 86 - Osenat

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Daniel SAINT (1778-1847) Emperor Napoleon... - Lot 86 - Osenat
Daniel SAINT (1778-1847) Emperor Napoleon I in uniform of the mounted hunters of the Imperial Guard Oval miniature signed on the left "Saint" (minute wear). In its frame with cut angles from a gift box, in chased gold with foliated scrolls on an amati background and four enamelled stars at the corners. Presented under removable glass in its shaped place in a blue felt back box with a presentation cartouche (A place for a miniature of Josephine by Daniel Saint is missing). 7 x 4.5 cm. Miniature: 6 x 3.5 cm. B.E. Around 1805 Biography: Daniel Saint is considered to be one of the greatest French miniaturists of the 19th century. Born in Saint-Lô in 1778. He was a pupil of Jean-Baptiste Regnault (School of David) then of Augustin and Aubry. He painted many portraits of the Bonaparte family (Empress Josephine, Napoleon I, Queen Hortense), the sovereigns of the Restoration (Prince Eugène) and the July Monarchy (Charles X). He returned to Saint-Lô in 1842 where he died in 1847. The town's Fine Arts Museum has a few copies of his works. Departing from Isabey's method of dotting and Augustine's method of glazing, following the example of Aubry, he used hatching, thus obtaining effects of vigour in the tones and relief in the model. Provenance: Sale Fontainebleau, Osenat study, November 8, 2009, lot 319.
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