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SOLD....Portrait of a French infantry officer 1792; French School



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Oil on canvas in giltwood frame.
Painted just three years after the storming of the Bastille and the overthrow of the French monarchy this is a pleasingly frank portrait of a French officer of the Republican Infantry of the Line; he looks determined but of a good nature.
The unknown artist has used his considerable skill not just to accurately depict the sitter, but also to give the viewer a strong sense of the officer's personality.
Inscribed lower left 'Tanisch a Gle de France en 1792'.
1792 was the year in which the first French Republic was proclaimed and was marked by great military success, expanding the French borders across Europe.
SIZE: 27.75 x 23 inches inc. frame
PROVENANCE: Nottinghamshire Private Collection.
Private Collection of a Fellow of Cambridge University.
Internal Ref: 8413

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