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Auction archive: Lot number 193

TWO 19TH CENTURY FRENCH PORTRAIT RELIEFS, NAPOLEON AND TREVELYAN

Estimate
£200 - £300
ca. US$240 - US$360
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 193

TWO 19TH CENTURY FRENCH PORTRAIT RELIEFS, NAPOLEON AND TREVELYAN

Estimate
£200 - £300
ca. US$240 - US$360
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

TWO 19TH CENTURY FRENCH PORTRAIT RELIEFS, NAPOLEON AND TREVELYAN
1) Early 19th century portrait relief of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) by Bertrand Andrieu In "bronzed" lead, within an wooden frame. Signed "Andrieu F." (F. = fecit) beneath the bust shoulder.
A crisp cast of a handsome portrait of one of the most iconic personalities of the 19th century, modelled as a Roman emperor, with his head dressed in laurel wreath, redolent of victory. This may well have been made to commemorate Napoleon's marriage to Marie-Louise, Duchess of Parma in 1810. This same image features on Andrieu's 1811 medal "The Baptism of the King of Rome". Bertrand Andrieu (1761-1822) was a French engraver of medals from Bordeaux. He is considered one of the most important French medalists of the end of the 18th century/beginning of the 19th century and restored the popularity of the art form, which had declined after the time of Louis XIV. During the last twenty years of his life the French government commissioned him to undertake several works, and many of his medals figure in the Medallic History of Napoleon. This medallion has some rubbing and loss to the bronzed patination, and minor dents to the edges.
14 cm diameter, excluding wooden surround.
2) Early 19th century bronzed portrait relief of Arthur Trevelyan (1802-1878). In circular black ebonised wooden frame, Signed "M. Morison F." (F. = fecit) beneath the bust shoulder.
One of the very few known portraits of Arthur Trevelyan; a British scientist, antiquary, secularist, and social campaigner, known for his experiments on the nature of heat. He corresponded with the famous physicist John Tyndall and one of the experiments he designed (the Trevelyan rocker) is in the collection of London's Science Museum. In 1850 he published a pamphlet entitled "The Insanity of Mankind", in which he stated "Insanity is inseparable from cerebral imperfection; and seeing cerebral imperfection occurs in every individual, therefore insanity is the fate of all the human race." Perhaps he had a good point!
diameter 16 cm.

Auction archive: Lot number 193
Auction:
Datum:
13 Jul 2022
Auction house:
Curated Auctions
744 Sidcup Road
London, SE9 3NS
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)207 101 3907
Beschreibung:

TWO 19TH CENTURY FRENCH PORTRAIT RELIEFS, NAPOLEON AND TREVELYAN
1) Early 19th century portrait relief of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) by Bertrand Andrieu In "bronzed" lead, within an wooden frame. Signed "Andrieu F." (F. = fecit) beneath the bust shoulder.
A crisp cast of a handsome portrait of one of the most iconic personalities of the 19th century, modelled as a Roman emperor, with his head dressed in laurel wreath, redolent of victory. This may well have been made to commemorate Napoleon's marriage to Marie-Louise, Duchess of Parma in 1810. This same image features on Andrieu's 1811 medal "The Baptism of the King of Rome". Bertrand Andrieu (1761-1822) was a French engraver of medals from Bordeaux. He is considered one of the most important French medalists of the end of the 18th century/beginning of the 19th century and restored the popularity of the art form, which had declined after the time of Louis XIV. During the last twenty years of his life the French government commissioned him to undertake several works, and many of his medals figure in the Medallic History of Napoleon. This medallion has some rubbing and loss to the bronzed patination, and minor dents to the edges.
14 cm diameter, excluding wooden surround.
2) Early 19th century bronzed portrait relief of Arthur Trevelyan (1802-1878). In circular black ebonised wooden frame, Signed "M. Morison F." (F. = fecit) beneath the bust shoulder.
One of the very few known portraits of Arthur Trevelyan; a British scientist, antiquary, secularist, and social campaigner, known for his experiments on the nature of heat. He corresponded with the famous physicist John Tyndall and one of the experiments he designed (the Trevelyan rocker) is in the collection of London's Science Museum. In 1850 he published a pamphlet entitled "The Insanity of Mankind", in which he stated "Insanity is inseparable from cerebral imperfection; and seeing cerebral imperfection occurs in every individual, therefore insanity is the fate of all the human race." Perhaps he had a good point!
diameter 16 cm.

Auction archive: Lot number 193
Auction:
Datum:
13 Jul 2022
Auction house:
Curated Auctions
744 Sidcup Road
London, SE9 3NS
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)207 101 3907
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