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Attributed to Jean-Laurent Mosnier (Paris 1743 or 1744-1808 Saint Petersburg)
Attributed to Jean-Laurent Mosnier (Paris 1743 or 1744-1808 Saint Petersburg)

Portrait of an officer, half-length, in the uniform of one of the Regiments of Life Guards

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Attributed to Jean-Laurent Mosnier (Paris 1743 or 1744-1808 Saint Petersburg)
Portrait of an officer, half-length, in the uniform of one of the Regiments of Life Guards
oil on canvas
30 x 25 in. (76.2 x 63.5 cm.)
Provenance
with M. Bernard, London, by 1962.
Literature
Major A. McKenzie Annand, 'Portraits of Two Eighteenth-Century Officers', in Journal of the Society for Army Historical Research, Spring issue, vol. 40, 1962, pp. 22-23.

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Mosnier fled Paris for London in 1790 after the outbreak of the French Revolution. He remained in London where he exhibited at the Royal Academy for the following six years. We are grateful to Andrew Cormack for identifying the regiment and dating the uniform to circa 1789.

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