Style: Louis Philippe, Charles 10th. Portrait of a bearded officer dressed in a black military jacket with embroidery and gold buttons. Possibly the Spanish statesman Juan Prim (1814-70), first marquis of Castile and Spanish general prime minister of Spain between 69 and 70. Dimensions: With frame: 76 x 67 cm. At sight: 55 x 46 cm.
I believe that to be a portrait of Edward Porter Alexander, Lee's chief of artillery during the Civil War. Exuding the timeless charm of the 19th century, this captivating oil on canvas portrait presents an enigmatic figure from that era. Crafted with remarkable attention to detail, the painting showcases the artistic finesse characteristic of the Louis Philippe and Charles 10th styles. Preserved in good condition, this piece offers a glimpse into the past.The subject, a distinguished gentleman of the nineteenth century, is elegantly portrayed against a rich backdrop. Donning a black military jacket adorned with intricate embroidery and gleaming gold buttons, his presence exudes authority and refinement. The carefully rendered details of his beard and attire reveal the artist's mastery in capturing both physical attributes and personality.
While unsigned, the artwork sparks intriguing speculation about its subject. The resemblance to the renowned Spanish statesman Juan Prim (1814-70), the first Marquis of Castile and a prominent Spanish general and prime minister, is evident.
This resemblance adds a layer of historical significance and depth to the painting. Measuring 76 x 67 cm with its frame, the artwork commands attention, drawing viewers into the intricate world of the nineteenth century. The dimensions of 55 x 46 cm, when viewed without the frame, allow for a more intimate appreciation of the artistry. This portrait encapsulates an era of elegance and significance, inviting us to contemplate the life and times of its subject. Its fusion of historical relevance, artistic craftsmanship, and aesthetic allure makes it a remarkable piece that resonates across time.
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