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Series: Collection des portraits des généraux qui se sont le plus distingués dans les guerres de la république française
Portrait of General Ferino: smiling middle-aged man, half-length, facing front, with white hair, cravat, and jacket embroidered with oak leaves; within oval. 1800
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Height: 324 millimetres
Width: 241 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- From a series representing the famous generals of the French republican army.
An advertisement in 'Journal typographique et bibliographique' on 1 Prairial an VI (20 May 1798) announces the publication of the first two plates (portraits of Kléber and Bernadotte) and describes a set of 'thirty to forty' portraits, engraved by Fiesinger after Guérin (cost: 5 francs), and another set, engraved after the same compositions but reduced in size, engraved by Fiesinger's pupil Elisabeth Herhan (cost: 1,50 francs). However, some of the small versions were eventually executed by Fiesinger (portraits of Gouvion St Cyr, Masséna, Sainte-Suzanne).
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1925,1214.4 to 140 consists of portraits of Napoleonic generals and other such persons. The prints all come from the collection of the donor's father, and the gift consists of lots bought in at the sale of that collection at Sotheby's 1/2 December 1925.
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