Dutch collector - group of portraits
A Dutch collector has sent in two nice groups of portraits for display. This group is of four ladies and one man.
As can be seen, from the additional images, two of these miniatures appear in the dictionary by Nathalie Lemoine-Bouchard.
The fine miniature of a lady with the elaborate headdress is identified as
Marie-Antoinette Robin (1745-1814) and the miniature is signed Tibaut 1784.
The striking portrait of a man in uniform is Louis Napoleon, the brother of Napoleon Bonaparte. This is signed by F Moutier. Louis Napoleon was first King of the Netherlands from 1806-1810.
The lady in the red dress is signed Bertrand on the front and has been attributed to Vincent Bertrand. He was a well regarded French artist born in 1770 and a pupil of Regnault.
The lady with a cloak held by a strap over her shoulder in a Nattier style may be an early copy of a classical portrait, as she looks to be a Greek or Roman goddess. She is signed S Palliard. Little is known about this artist, but he seems to have been active around 1789-1791.
The artist and sitter in the fifth portrait are unknown. Thus any comments would be welcome.
Posted by Don Shelton at 1:13 PM