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SA1028782

Oil Portrait Of Cuirassier Military Officer Wearing Armour Breastplate Soldier Paintings On Canvas

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£1,295 | $1,649 USD | €1,477 EUR
Item Number: SA1028782
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art
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Description

Large Late 18th (1790-1800) Oil Portrait On Canvas Of Cuirassier wearing his armoured breast plate.
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ABOUT
Cuirassiers (from French cuirassier were cavalry equipped with a cuirass, sword, and pistols. Cuirassiers first appeared in mid-to-late 16th century Europe as a result of armoured cavalry, such as men-at-arms and demi-lancers, discarding their lances and adopting the use of pistols as their primary weapon.
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In the later part of the 17th century the cuirassier lost his limb armour and subsequently wore only the cuirass (breastplate and backplate), and sometimes a helmet. By this time, the sword or sabre had become his primary weapon, with pistols relegated to a secondary function.
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Cuirassiers achieved increased prominence during the Napoleonic Wars and were last fielded in the opening stages of World War I (1914-1918). A number of countries continue to use cuirassiers as ceremonial troops.
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The French term cuirassier means "one with a cuirass" (French: cuirasse), the breastplate armour which they wore.
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Signed Indistinctly upper right corner.
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Christies Label Verso
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Later replacement gilt wooden frame.
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Framed Measurements
Height: 35 Inches
Width: 28.5 Inches
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Condition
Good order commensurate with age having just a few minor surface abrasions here and there due to wear.Past historic reline and later frame.
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Delivery
Uk Tracked & Recorded 50
Europe 100 / USA & Asia 180
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Dimensions

Height = 89 cm (35.0")
Width = 73 cm (28.7")
Depth = 3.5 cm (1.4")


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Mansion House Antiques & Fine Art
East Midlands
United Kingdom
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