We have no ID, but he certainly seems to be a pivotal figure in the French Revolutionary era. Fitting to list him on 14 July, as France celebrates their National Day. Perhaps you history buffs will recognize this obviously great gentleman. A stunningly fine hand painted portrait, this! That face is just 1 1/4" from his chin to his hairline - look at the incredibly fine work of this un-signed artist. This gentleman would date c.1780s, give or take 10 years. Housed in his original wood frame, but under flat cover glass which is likely a replacement. From this ear, most would have slightly convex cover glass.
Very good to excellent condition, not a bit of loss or damage to the original work of art. And such a fine one! A little light evidence of age to the old frame, not much. I do think the cover glass is a replacement simply because my experience is that this era, they are all slightly convex, polished and this is flat. Measurements are noted on our photos. He is fabulous, is he not!
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