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


£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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Large Late 18th (1790-1800) Oil Portrait On Canvas Of Cuirassier wearing his armoured breast plate.
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.
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.
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.
The French term cuirassier means "one with a cuirass" (French: cuirasse), the breastplate armour which they wore.
Signed Indistinctly upper right corner.
Christies Label Verso
Later replacement gilt wooden frame.
Framed Measurements
Height: 35 Inches
Width: 28.5 Inches
Good order commensurate with age having just a few minor surface abrasions here and there due to wear.Past historic reline and later frame.
Uk Tracked & Recorded 50
Europe 100 / USA & Asia 180
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


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

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