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Artist:     Jean Joseph Bilfeldt (French, 1793-1849)
Title:     A pair of family portrait miniatures
Item ID   5762
Price:     4800.00 €


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A pair of family portrait miniatures by Jean (John) Bilfeldt (1792 Avignon - around 1849 (or 1857)). Studied with Pierre Raspay in Avignon; 1819 EcBA in Paris. 1837-42 in New Orleans / USA, according to advertisements active there as portrait and miniature painter. 1842 return to Paris. - Painted in the style of Louis François Aubry mainly miniatures and oil portraits of the military and nobles, as well as landscapes.

WORKS AVIGNON, Mus. Calvet: Portr. Baron de Montfaucon; Portr. General Lasalle; Portr. d´un mameluck; Portr. de Mathieu Bilfeldt. LONDON, Wallace Coll .: Min. NEW ORLEANS / La., State Mus .: Portr. d´un garçon. PRAGUE, Stredoceská gal .: Min., 1826. VERSAILLES, Gal .: Marshal Jean d´Aumont; Duke of Feuillade; Claude de Thiard, Count von Bissy (all half-length portraits, oil); Le roi de Rome, miniature.

Literature: "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker ThB4, 1910. Bellier/Auvray I, 1882; Foster, 1926; Groce/Wallace, 1957; Schidlof I, 1964; EAAm I, 1968; Bénézit II, 1976; Alauzen, 1986. – O.Teissier, Bull. de la Soc. d´et. sc. et archéol. de la ville de Draguignan 14:1882(1882-83); Schidlof, 1911; T.Cox, A gen. guide to the Wallace coll., Lo. 1938; Farr Thompson, 1970; Alauzen, 1984; Miniatura a drobný portret (Ausst.-Kat.), Praha 1985.

Inscriptions: both signed and dated 1825.

Technique: both gouaches on ivory, original early 19th century frames.

Measurements: each unframed w 4" x h 4 3/4" (10 x 12 cm), each framed w 6 3/4" x h 8 3/4" (17,2 x 21,2 cm).

Condition: in very good condition.

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