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Old Master painting of Anne-Joseph de Tornielle, circa 1730.His name appears in French texts as Anne-Joseph de TORNIELLE and in Italian as Anna Giuseppe TORNIELLI di Gerbeviller as on our painting.Painting: 23"x 27.5" in a frame 31"x 35".Estate of Rudolph Mickelson, 1215 Fifth avenue, NYC.Anne-Joseph de TORNIELLE (d.1737), Knight, Count of Brionne, 3rd Marquis de Gerbeviller, Councilor of State, Ordinary Gentleman of the Chamber of His Royal Highness the Duke of Lorraine, Grand Master of his Wardrobe, Bailiff of Barrois and captain of cavalry to the regiment of Somire, for the service of the king of France, son of Henry Hyacinthe, count of Tornielle and Brionne, marquis of Gerbeviller, baron de Beaufremont, lord of Valhey, etc. etc. Marriage to Antoinette-Louise de Lambertye in 1700.The arms of the family of Tornielle are a match: .Gules (red) on the silver escutcheon, loaded with an eagle of sable (black), collared with a golden crown, the said escutcheon surrounded by two golden squashes.The French government keeps a database of registered cultural monuments (including small items and paintings). Registered within it is another portrait of this nobleman, unfortunately, not illustrated and the artist is unknown.However their portrait, like ours, includes an inscription and coat-of-arms, however, on this example the inscription is in French. We suspect ours dates to the last couple of years of his lifetime.


Canvas is wavy, restoration over 15% to 20% of the surface.

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Old Master painting of Anne-Joseph de Tornielle

Estimate $200 - $300Oct 8, 2017
New York, NY, NY, USA