Masterfully miniature portrait of a French hussar (ink on paper) was executed by Paris miniature painter and actor Auguste Hipolite (Hyppolite) in 1827. The artist worked in Paris in the late 18th, beginning of 19th century, studied by J.B.Regnault, sent his miniatures on paper and ivory to the Salon from 1799 to 1814. It is known by him following miniatures: Mlle Paschen, sign.and dat.1789 (in the Museum Dobree /Nantes, cat. 1906,p.15); Portrait of a Lady , signed as our "Hyppolite" and dated 1832, on ivory (Private estate in Darmstadt), it was exhibited 1906 at the Berlin miniature exhibition (Cat. by Friedmann and Weber, 1906). Portrait of Hippolite painted by L.V.Devouges (1806 exhibited at the Paris Salon).
Literature: Artist Lexicons by Thieme/Becker and Benezit.
Inscription: signed and dated 1827 lower left.
Technique: ink drawing on paper, in original French Empire gilt frame.
Measurements: image w 6 1/8" x h 7 1/4" (15,5x 18,5 cm), framed w 10 1/4" x h 11 1/3" (26 x 29 cm)
Condition: good, a few minor spots.