Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Prince Joseph Anthony Poniatowski, Marshal of France

Date:
ca. 1810
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Onyx
Dimensions:
Overall (confirmed): 2 5/16 x 1 5/8 in. (5.9 x 4.2 cm); 59.1 x 41.9 x 18.2 mm
Classification:
Lapidary Work-Gems
Credit Line:
The Milton Weil Collection, 1940
Accession Number:
40.20.22
Not on view
The lateral break, darkened by the shellac used to adhere it to a glass backing, does not diminish the force or freshness of this slightly asymmetrical portrait of the valorous Polish prince Józef Antoni Poniatowski (1763–1813), a commander in Napoleon’s army who was named marshal of France just before he died protecting the army’s retreat after the Battle of Leipzig.
Signature: Not signed
Milton Weil (until 1938; to MMA)
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