Portret Stanisława Garwrońskiego (1784 – 1860) – mniatura

Portret Stanisława Garwrońskiego

Miniatura wykonana przez niezidentyfikowanego artystę (jest sygnowana, lecz sygnatura jest nieczytelna) historycznej postaci, generała Stanisława Gawrońskiego. Więcej o osobie portretowanej w opisie katalogowym, oraz w sieci, włączywszy fotografię grobu na cmentarzu Pere-Lachaise w Paryżu. Na miniatury można patrzeć pod kątem wartości historycznej i artystycznej. Czasami jedno przewyża drugie. Idealna sytuacja to taka, gdy portret znanej osoby wykonał znany artysta. Jak jest w tym przypadku? Wydaje mi się, że historyk, na kanwie tej miniatury, mógłby spróbować dokonać kwerendy by przybliżyć tę postać. Jestem przekonay, że materiału znalazłoby się sporo.

Lot 6498. Polish: around 1830. Miniature portrait of the Polish freedom fighter Stanislaw Gawronski with medal around 1830. Miniature portrait of the Polish freedom fighter Lieutenant Colonel Stanislaw Gawronski (1784-1860) with mustache and whiskers, in dark uniform with white lapels and silver-colored epaulettes and lacing, on the left chest the Polish Order of Merit “Virtuti Militari” and the badge for 15 years of loyal service; against a cloudy sky. Signed “Jos. C […] px” in ascending order along the right edge of the picture (fragmentary preserved). Watercolor and gouache on ivory. 6 x 4.5 cm (oval). In an ivory frame.
From 1807 Gawronski fought in the army of the Duchy of Warsaw, in the campaigns of 1809 and 1812 at Sandomierz and Czirikowo. He was captured on the Berezina in 1812. After his release in 1815, he joined the army of the Kingdom of Poland. He served in the 2nd and 5th Uhlan Regiment; On the present miniature he is wearing the uniform of a Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Uhlan Regiment of the Kingdom of Poland ( Tsarstvo Pol’skoe ), 1827-1831. He was an activist of the Polish freedom movement against Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. In the battle near Kolacz he was captured by the Russians, but was freed by his soldiers. He fought in Minsk, Kaluszyn, Krynka, Miedzyrzec Podlaski and Rogoznica. After the suppression of the Polish freedom uprising in 1831, he emigrated, like so many other Poles, to France, where he headed an emigre association. He was a member of the Union of Polish National Unity. He lived in Paris and died there in 1860. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge “Swiatynia Równosci”. Galerie Bassenge thanks Mr. Stanislav Lyulin for his help with the description of the present miniature. Many thanks to Sergey Golovin for identifying the sitter. Estimate 600 euro. Galerie Bassenge. 11/26/20