Jean Baptiste SAMBAT. Portrait of Fabre d’Eglantine. Miniature.


Jean Baptiste SAMBAT (circa 1760-1827).

Portrait of Fabre d'Eglantine (1750-1794).

Gouache on ivory signed lower right.

Annotated on verso of mounting: :III Fabre d'Eglantine/ Phillipe françois Nazaire/ député à la convention /né à Carcassonne le 18 Xbre 1755/ mort à Paris le 5 avril 1794/ marié à / Godin (Marie Nicole)/ ( à Strasbourg)/ Miniature par J Sambat.:(III Fabre d'Eglantine/ Phillipe françois Nazaire/ deputized at the Convention /born in Carcassonne October 18, 1755/ death in Paris April 5, 1794/ married to / Godin [Marie Nicole]/ [in Strasbourg]/ Miniature by J Sambat).

Two red-wax seals on verso.

Nathalie Lemoine Bouchard (Les peintres en miniature [Miniature painters] 1650-1850), 2010 P . 455, states that Sambat, upon returning to England on July 14, 1790, lived on rue Taitbout and paid his rent sometimes with miniatures. She mentions several times that a portrait of Fabre d'Eglantine that was exhibited when the artist presented for the first time at the Salon des artistes libres on rue de Clery in 1791, maybe the same miniature that the artist restored in 1814.

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