PORTRAIT OF A FRENCH NOBLEMAN 1795

A fine portrait of a nobleman with a flower-embroidered vest. Oil on canvas. Coat of arms top left. Signed lower right J. Robenstein.

H 710mm, W 550mm

Text in lower left and right corners somewhat legible. It may read as follows:

“Droit et justice nous armions qui loin des batailles succombons dans l’obscurité.

Right and justice arm us, but we succumb far from the battles in darkness.

“Nous demandons d’unir tous en faveur de la France où je suis liberté.”

“We ask to unite everyone in favor of France where I am freedom.

“Droit et politique, monnaies pour le potin, c’est le sort des rois les plus dignes d’en parler.”

“Law and politics, currencies for gossip, it is the fate of the most worthy kings to discuss it.”

 

$4,000.00