Portrait miniatures (Napoleon-Eugene Delacroix, Josephine -Francois Gerard) Gouache or pastel laid down on wood.
Reticulated copper floral frames with a floral design previously gilded.
Eugène Delacroix, in full Ferdinand-Eugène-Victor Delacroix, (born April 26, 1798, Charenton-Saint-Maurice, France—died August 13, 1863, Paris), the greatest French Romantic painter, whose use of color was influential in the development of both Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting. His inspiration came chiefly from historical or contemporary events or literature, and a visit to Morocco in 1832 provided him with further exotic subjects.
François, Gérard, in full Baron François-Pascal-Simon Gérard, (born May 4, 1770, Rome, Papal States [Italy]—died January 11, 1837, Paris, France), Neoclassical painter best known for his portraits of celebrated European personalities, particularly the leading figures of the French First Empire and Restoration periods. A favorite of the revolutionaries, he also was acclaimed by Napoleon I and his circle, executing portraits (e.g., Josephine Bonaparte, 1799) and historical pieces (e.g., Battle of Austerlitz, 1808).
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CONDITION: 1/16" x 1" area scraped away to the left of the Napolean figure, Previous gilding removed or polished away from frames.
DIMENSIONS: Including frames 5 1/2 inches High x 4 inches wide.
WEIGHT: 8 ounces (together).
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Portrait miniatures of Emperor Napoleon & Josephine c, 1799 - 5 1/2 x 4"