Simon Jacques Rochard (French, 1788-1872)
Simon Jacques Rochard (French, 1788-1872)

Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a fur lined wrap

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Simon Jacques Rochard (French, 1788-1872)
Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a fur lined wrap
oil on canvas
27 x 22¾ in. (68.6 x 57.8 cm.)

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Lot Essay

The sitter is thought to be William Robinson.
This is a rare work by Rochard who is best known for his miniatures. Paris-born, he showed an early interest and talent for portraiture and studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. An important early commission was a portrait of the Emperess Josephine, commissioned for Napoleon Bonaparte, which set in motion an active and highly succesful career as a miniature portrait painter for the aristocracy of Europe. He settled in London and spent most of his career based there.
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