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Jacob Conrad Bodemer Miniature Enamel on Copper, Signed and dated 1812, France

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Jacob Conrad Bodemer (1777-1824) Enamel on Copper Signed and dated 1812, France An amusing painting of a cherub peeing on a suit of armor. This hand made enamel on copper miniature is artist signed, dated and further idenified, France, in the lower left corner. Also, see the provenance at the bottome of the listing. Jacob Conrad Bodemer (1777 - 1824) Bodemer studied in Pforzheim and Geneva before moving to Vienna in 1799, where he was a pupil at the Akademie under Maurer, Fuger, and Lampi, and where he exhibited in 1813. He specialized in enamel miniatures, sometimes on gold. Numerous important sitters included members of the imperial family. Bodemer also made enamel copies of old master paintings, such as Leonardo's La Belle Ferronniere. The only pastel associated with him is apparently unsigned, and the attribution is based on a label from an old exhibition. It is plausible that Bodemer should have executed pastels at the start of his career under the guidance of his Fuger or Lampi; these are unlikely to be before 1800. Provenance Enamel on copper of a cherub peeing on a suit of armor dated 1812, marked France and signed Conrad Bodemer (1777-1824) The artist's signature, date, and location appear in the lower-left. We purchased the Jacob Bodemer from Glen Revere of San Diego. As told by Glen, now 73 years, the enamel was handed down from his grandmother Minnie Blumka, to daughter Lori' Blumka (Glen's mother). Lori Blumka married William Revere of Cleveland; they had a son, Glen. The enamel came to Glen from his parents Mr. and Mrs. Lori Blumka Revere. Glen's maternal grandfather was Hugo Blumka (d.1943). Hugo and his brother Leopold owned and operated an antique shop in Vienna during the 1920s and 1930s: Blumka Gallery: #20 Himmelfortgasse, Vienna (District 1). In 1939 Hugo Blumka and his wife Minnie, their daughter, Lore' and brother Leopold escaped Hitler's Austria by bribing the Nazis. Hugo immigrated to America (Cleveland), and Leopold immigrated to London. Glen Revere was born in Cleveland in 1947. Glen, subsequently moved to San Diego, CA. Approx. Dimensions: Height: 3 1/2" Width: 2 1/2" Condition: This piece is in excellent condition. Please see all photos for complete description. All CA Residents must pay CA Sales Tax Shipping charges include professional packaging, handling, and shipping costs. LOC.
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