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Peter (1780) Krafft (1780 - 1856)

Lot 95: * PETER KRAFFT (HANAU 1780- VIENNE 1856) Portrait du Duc de Reichstadt (Napoléon II) en uniforme blanc de sergent major du 1er régiment d'infanterie, devant la Bellaria. Signé et daté en bas à droite « PKrafft. 1823. Wien ». Huile sur toile.

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March 24, 2013
Fontainebleau, France

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* PETER KRAFFT (HANAU 1780- VIENNE 1856) Portrait du Duc de Reichstadt (Napoléon II) en uniforme blanc de sergent major du 1er régiment d'infanterie, devant la Bellaria.
Signé et daté en bas à droite « PKrafft.
1823.
Wien ».
Huile sur toile.
Important cadre en bois et stuc doré à décor d'entrelacs, porte un cartouche avec l'inscription : «Napoléon François Joseph Charles, Roi de Rome Krafft.
Vienne 1823».
220 x140 cm 241 x161 cm (avec cadre) 200 000 / 250 000 € Provenance : Collections du Prince Victor Napoléon et de la Princesse Clémentine de Belgique.
Le portrait que nous présentons est l'unique portrait orignal en pied du fils de L'Empereur Napoléon 1er à l'age de 12 ans, signé et daté.
Historique : Commandé en 1823 par l'Empereur François 1er pour être remis à Ferdinand, roi des Deux-Siciles, son arrière-grand-père, le portrait du jeune Duc témoigne de l'engouement qu'il éprouvait pour les uniformes dès son plus jeune âge.
A la fin de l'année 1822, il avait reçu de son grand père un uniforme de l'infanterie impériale et avait obtenu de paraître et de faire l'exercice en Feldwebel en sa présence.
Le Duc de Reichstadt reçu de son grand père l'uniforme du 1er Régiment d'infanterieKaiser Franzà l'hiver 1823.
L'Empereur d'Autriche, pour faire plaisir au Roi de Naples qui était en séjour à Vienne et qui éprouvait de l'affection pour l'enfant, décida de le faire peindre, en grand secret, en uniforme de sergent du régiment , en faction devant la Bellaria, une des ailes de la Hofburg où logeait le roi.
On retrouve cette volonté dans la correspondance de Dietrichstein, précepteur du jeune Duc : «Le Roi l'aime beaucoup, et pour nourrir cette affection, S.M l'Empereur m' ordonné de faire peindre le Prince en pied par Kraft en uniforme de sergent du 1er Régiment d'infanterie en faction sur la Bellaria où le Roi loge.» Dans une lettre à sa mère du 26 février, le Duc de Reichstadt évoque avec plaisir ce tableau : «Ce grand portrait (...) qui devient très beau, ou, pour mieux m'exprimer, car je ne voudrais pas me traiter de beau, très bon.» L'uniforme du Prince celui du 1er Régiment d'infanterie «Kaiser Franz» , blanc à collet et parements rouge foncé .
Le pompon du shako porte le chiffre de l'Empereur François 1er, son grand père, avec une branche de feuilles de chêne, vieille tradition de l'infanterie autrichienne (les feuilles de chêne pouvaient être remplacées par des branches de sapin) et symbole de victoire.
Il porte sur le côté gauche le sabre de l'infanterie autrichienne, avec dragonne.
On retrouve dans les réglements d'époque que les sergents-majors des Régiments d'infanterie n'ont pour marque distinctive de leur grade qu'une canne de jonc garnie d'une lanière de buffle attachée à un anneau en laiton fixé du côté gauche sur la poitrine.
Il est à noter que le Duc porte effectivement et règlementairement cette canne.
Oeuvres en rapport : - Vienne, Albertina, Portrait du Duc de Reichstadt, dessin préparatoire à la mine de plomb, signé et daté.
Inv.
23290.
- Naples, Musée de Capodimonte, exposé au Château de Compiègne, Le pourpre et l'exil l'Aiglon (1811-1832) et le Prince Impérial (1856-1879), 25 novembre 2007 mars 2005, n°107 (non signé, non daté) Bibliographie : - Jean de Bourgoing, Jean Hanoteau, Les papiers intimes de Marie-Louise.
Lettres du Duc de Reichstadt et de Marie-Louise, Revue des deux mondes, 1er janvier 1939, p.47-70, et 15 janvier 1939, p.55.
- Jean de Bourgoing, Essai sur l'icinographie du Roi de Rome , in La Revue de l'art ancien et moderne Tome 62, 1932, p.185 et s.
- Ravichio de Peretsdorf, notice sur l'organisation de l'armée Autrichienne , Paris, 1834.

Notes

Les pièces de la collection du Prince Victor Napoléon dont le numéro est suivi de * sont vendues sous le régime de l'importation temporaire : leur prix d'adjudication sera majoré d'une taxe de 7% récupérable en cas de réexportation hors de l'Union Européenne Pieces of Prince Victor Napoléon Collection number is followed of * are sold under the regime of temporary importation : a tax of 7% will be added to its hammer price, such tax being refundable should the piece be exported outside European Union.

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However, Osenat cannot ensure that a licence will be obtained. Local laws may prohibit of some property and/or may prohibit the resale of some property in the country of importation. As an illustration only, we set out below a selection of the categories of works or art, together with the value thresholds above for which a French «certificat pour un bien culturel» (also known as «passport») may be required so that the lot can leave the French territory; the thresholds indicated in brakets is the one required for an export licence application outside the EU, when the latter differs from the national threshold.
- Pictures entirely made by hand on any support and of any material, of more than 50 years of age euros 150,000
- Furniture and objects, carpets, tapestries, clocks of more than 50 years of age euros 50,000
- Watercolours, gouaches and pastels of more than 50 years of age euros 30,000
- Original sculptures and copies of more than 50 years of age euros 50,000
- Books of more than 100 years of age
euros 50,000
- Vehicules of more than 75 years of age
euros 50,000
- Drawings of more than 50 years of age
euros 15,000
- Prints, lithographs and posters of more than 50 years of age

euros 15,000
- Photographs, films and negatives of more than 50 years of age
euros 15,000
- Printed maps of more than 100 years of age
euros 15,000
- Incunabula and manuscripts (EU whatever the value is)
euros 1,500
- Archaeology pieces of more than 100 years of age, originating directly from excavations (1)
- Archaeology pieces of more than 100 years of age, not originating directly from excavations euros 1,500
- Parts of Historical, Religious or Architectural monuments of more than 100 years of age (1)
- Archives of more than 50 years of age (EU whatever the value is) euros 300
(1) Application for licence for these categories is subject to the nature of the item.

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Buyer's Premium

€0 - 499,999: 28.0%
€500,000+: 21.0%

From: To: Increment:
€0 €99 €10
€100 €399 €20
€400 €999 €50
€1,000 €1,999 €100
€2,000 €4,999 €200
€5,000 €9,999 €500
€10,000 €19,999 €500
€20,000 €49,999 €1,000
€50,000 €99,999 €2,000
€100,000+ €5,000

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FOR BUYERS

All property is being offered under French Law and the conditions printed in this volume. lt is important that you read the following pages carefully.
The following pages give you as well useful information on how to buy at auction. Our staff is at your disposal to assist you.

BUYER'S PREMIUM
The purchase price will be the sum of the final bid plus a buyer's premium of 23 % ex. taxes (27,51 % inc. taxes - book: 24,61 inc. taxes).

Live Auction : an additional buyer's premium of 3% ex. taxes (3,59 inc. taxes) will be charged by Osenat to this buyer's premium
VAT RULES
Non-European buyers may have all VAT invoiced refunded to them if they request so in writing to the accounting department within delay of 3 months of the date of sale, and if they provide with the third sample of the customs documentation (DAU) stamped by customs. must appear as shipper on the export document and the buyer as the consignee. The exportation has to be done within the legal delays and a maximum of 3 months of the date of sale.

1 - BEFORE THE AUCTION

Pre-sale estimates
The pre-sale estimate are intended as a guide for prospective buyers. Any bid between the high and the low pre-sale estimates offers a fair chance of success.
lt is always advisable to consult us nearer the time of sales as estimates can be subject to revision.

Condition of Iots
Solely as a convenance, we may provide condition reports. All the property is sold in the condition in which they were offered for sale with all their imperfections and defects.
No claim can be accepted for minor restoration or small damages.
lt is the responsability of the prospective bidders to inspect each lot prior to the sale and to satisfy themselves that each lot corresponds with its description. Given that the re-lining, frames and finings constitute protective measures and not defects, they will not be noted. Any measurements provided are only approximate.
All prospective buyers shall have the opportunity to inspect each object for sale during the presale exhibition in order to satisfy themselves as to characteristics, size as well as any necessary repairs or restoration.

Sale preview
Pre-auctions viewings are open to the public free of charge. is concerned for your safety while on our premises and we endeavour to display items safely so far as is reasonably practicable, Nevertheless, should you handle any items on view at our premises, you do so at you own risk.

2 - BIDDING IN THE SALE
Bids may be executed in person by paddle during the auction or by telephone, or by third person who will transmit the orders in writing or by telephone prior to the sale. The auctions will be conducted in euros. A currency converter wili be operated in the salesroom for your convenience but, as errors may occur, you should not rely upon it as substituts for bidding in euros.

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To bid in person at the auction, you will need to register for and collect a numbered paddle before the auction begins. Proof of identity will be required.
If you wish to bid on a lot, please indicate clearly that you are bidding by raising you paddle and attracting the attention of the auctioneer. Should you be the successful buyers of any lot, please ensure that the auctioneer can see your paddle and that it is your number that is called out.
Should there be any doubts as to price or buyer, please draw the auctioneer's attention to it immediately.
We will invoice all lots sold to the name and address in which the paddle has been registered and invoices cannot be transferred to other names and addresses.
In the event of loss of your paddle, please inform the sales clerk immediately.

At the end of the sale, please return your paddle to the registration desk.

Bidding as principal
If you make a bid at auction, you do as principal and we may held you personally and solely liable for that bid unless it has been previously agreed that you do so on behalf of an identified and acceptable third party and you have produced a valid power of attorney acceptable to us.

Absentee bids
If you cannot attend the auction, we will pleased to execute written bids on your behalf. A bidding form can be found at the back of this catalogue. This service is free and confidential.
Lots will be bought as cheaply as is consistent with other bide and the reserves. In the event of identical bids, the earliest bid received will take precedence. Always indicate a top limit
- the hammer price to which you would stop bidding if you were attending the auction yourself
Buy and unlimited bids will not be accepted.
Orders shall be made in euro.

Written orders may be
- sent by e-mail at [email protected]
- sent by fax to the following number: 00 33 (0) 1 80 81 90 01
- hand delivered to staff on the premises
- sent by post to the offices of.
You may also bid by telephone. Telephone bids must be confirmed before the auction by letter, fax or e-mail. These as well as written bids must be received 24 hours before the auction so that we can guarantee satisfaction.

Bidding by telephone
If you cannot attend the auction, it is possible to bid on the telephone. As the number of telephone lines is limited, it is necessary to make arrangements for this service 24 hours before the sale.
We also suggest that you leave a covering bid which we can execute on your behalf in the event we are unable to reach you by telephone. Osenat Fontainebleau staff are available to execute bids for you in English.

3 - AT THE Auction
Conditions of sale
As indicated above, the auction is governed by the conditions printed in this catalogue. Anyone considering bidding in the auction should read them carefully. They may be amended by way of notices posted in the salesroom or by way of announcement made by the auctioneer.

Access to the lots during the sale
For security reasons, prospective bidders will not be able to view the lots whilst the auction is taking place.

Auctioning
The auctioneer may commence and advance the bidding at levels he considers appropriate and is entitled to place consecutive and responsive bids on behalf of the vendor until the reserve price is achieved.

4 - AFTER THE AUCTiON
Results
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Payment is due immediatly after the sale and may be made by the following method:
- checks in euro
- cash within the following limits:
- 3.000 euros for trade clients
- 3.000 euros for French private clients
- 15.000 euros for foreign tax nationals (non trade)
- credit cards VISA and MASTERCARD
- Bank transfers should be made to:
HSBC FRANCE
Account holder:

Conditions

All property is being offered under French Law and the conditions printed in this volume. lt is important that you read the following pages carefully.
The following pages give you as well useful information on how to buy at auction. Our staff is at your disposal to assist you.

BUYER'S PREMIUM
The purchase price will be the sum of the final bid plus a buyer's premium of 23 % ex. taxes (27,51 % inc. taxes - book: 24,61 inc. taxes).

Live Auction : an additional buyer's premium of 3% ex. taxes (3,59 inc. taxes) will be charged by Osenat to this buyer's premium

Bids may be executed in person by paddle during the auction or by telephone, or by third person who will transmit the orders in writing or by telephone prior to the sale. The auctions will be conducted in euros. A currency converter wili be operated in the salesroom for your convenience but, as errors may occur, you should not rely upon it as substituts for bidding in euros.

Bidding in Person
To bid in person at the auction, you will need to register for and collect a numbered paddle before the auction begins. Proof of identity will be required.
If you wish to bid on a lot, please indicate clearly that you are bidding by raising you paddle and attracting the attention of the auctioneer. Should you be the successful buyers of any lot, please ensure that the auctioneer can see your paddle and that it is your number that is called out.
Should there be any doubts as to price or buyer, please draw the auctioneer's attention to it immediately.
We will invoice all lots sold to the name and address in which the paddle has been registered and invoices cannot be transferred to other names and addresses.
In the event of loss of your paddle, please inform the sales clerk immediately.

At the end of the sale, please return your paddle to the registration desk.


If you make a bid at auction, you do as principal and we may held you personally and solely liable for that bid unless it has been previously agreed that you do so on behalf of an identified and acceptable third party and you have produced a valid power of attorney acceptable to us.


Conditions of sale
As indicated above, the auction is governed by the conditions printed in this catalogue. Anyone considering bidding in the auction should read them carefully. They may be amended by way of notices posted in the salesroom or by way of announcement made by the auctioneer.

Access to the lots during the sale
For security reasons, prospective bidders will not be able to view the lots whilst the auction is taking place.

Auctioning
The auctioneer may commence and advance the bidding at levels he considers appropriate and is entitled to place consecutive and responsive bids on behalf of the vendor until the reserve price is achieved.

Payment

Payment is due immediatly after the sale and may be made by the following method:
- checks in euro
- cash within the following limits:
- 3.000 euros for trade clients
- 3.000 euros for French private clients
- 15.000 euros for foreign tax nationals (non trade)
- credit cards VISA and MASTERCARD
- Bank transfers should be made to:
HSBC FRANCE
Account holder:
5, RUE ROYALE
7730O FONTAINEBLEAU
Domiciliation: HSBC FR PARIS AUBER
Code banque: 30056
Code guichet: 00811
No compte: 08110133135
Clé RIB: 57
International identification:
FR76 3005 6008 1108 1101 3313 557
SWIFT: CCFRFRPP
Siret: 44261438400018
APE 741A0
No TVA intracommunautaire: FR 76442614384

Collection and export of Purchases

Collection of Purchases - Storage fees
Purchases can only be collected after payment infull in cleared funds has been made to Osenat.
Purchased lots will become available only afterpayment infull has been made.
Storage fees will be charged by Osenat to purchasers who have not collected their items within 15 days from the sale as follows :
- 10€ per day for furniture
- 5€ per day for object or paintings

Export
Buyers should always check whether an export licence
is required before exporting. It is the buyer's sole
responsibility to obtain any relevant export or import
licence. The denial of any licence or any delay in obtaining licences shall neither justify the rescission of any sale nor any delay in making full payment for the lot. Osenat can advise buyers on the detailed provisions of the export licensing regulations and will submitt any necessary export licence applications on request.
However, Osenat cannot ensure that a licence will be obtained. Local laws may prohibit of some property and/or may prohibit the resale of some property in the country of importation. As an illustration only, we set out below a selection of the categories of works or art, together with the value thresholds above for which a French «certificat pour un bien culturel» (also known as «passport») may be required so that the lot can leave the French territory; the thresholds indicated in brakets is the one required for an export licence application outside the EU, when the latter differs from the national threshold.
- Pictures entirely made by hand on any support and of any material, of more than 50 years of age euros 150,000
- Furniture and objects, carpets, tapestries, clocks of more than 50 years of age euros 50,000
- Watercolours, gouaches and pastels of more than 50 years of age euros 30,000
- Original sculptures and copies of more than 50 years of age euros 50,000
- Books of more than 100 years of age
euros 50,000
- Vehicules of more than 75 years of age
euros 50,000
- Drawings of more than 50 years of age
euros 15,000
- Prints, lithographs and posters of more than 50 years of age

euros 15,000
- Photographs, films and negatives of more than 50 years of age
euros 15,000
- Printed maps of more than 100 years of age
euros 15,000
- Incunabula and manuscripts (EU whatever the value is)
euros 1,500
- Archaeology pieces of more than 100 years of age, originating directly from excavations (1)
- Archaeology pieces of more than 100 years of age, not originating directly from excavations euros 1,500
- Parts of Historical, Religious or Architectural monuments of more than 100 years of age (1)
- Archives of more than 50 years of age (EU whatever the value is) euros 300
(1) Application for licence for these categories is subject to the nature of the item.

Buyer's premium

The purchase price will be the sum of the final bid plus a buyer's premium of 23 % ex. taxes (27,51 % inc. taxes - book: 24,61 inc. taxes).
Live Auction : an additional buyer's premium of 3% ex. taxes (3,59 inc. taxes) will be charged by Osenat to this buyer's premium

VAT

Non-European buyers may have all VAT invoiced refunded to them if they request so in writing to the accounting department within delay of 3 months of the date of sale, and if they provide with the third sample of the customs documentation (DAU) stamped by customs. must appear as shipper on the export document and the buyer as the consignee. The exportation has to be done within the legal delays and a maximum of 3 months of the date of sale.

Information

Pre-sale estimates
The pre-sale estimate are intended as a guide for prospective buyers. Any bid between the high and the low pre-sale estimates offers a fair chance of success.
lt is always advisable to consult us nearer the time of sales as estimates can be subject to revision.

Condition of Iots
Solely as a convenance, we may provide condition reports. All the property is sold in the condition in which they were offered for sale with all their imperfections and defects.
No claim can be accepted for minor restoration or small damages.
lt is the responsability of the prospective bidders to inspect each lot prior to the sale and to satisfy themselves that each lot corresponds with its description. Given that the re-lining, frames and finings constitute protective measures and not defects, they will not be noted. Any measurements provided are only approximate.
All prospective buyers shall have the opportunity to inspect each object for sale during the presale exhibition in order to satisfy themselves as to characteristics, size as well as any necessary repairs or restoration.

Sale preview
Pre-auctions viewings are open to the public free of charge. is concerned for your safety while on our premises and we endeavour to display items safely so far as is reasonably practicable, Nevertheless, should you handle any items on view at our premises, you do so at you own risk.


Preemption right
The French state retains a preemption right on certain works of art and archives which may be exercised during the auction.
In case of confirmation of the preemption right within fifteen (15) days from the date of the sale, the French state shall be subrogated in the buyers position.

Catalogue descriptions
shall exercise such due care when making express statements in catalogue descriptions, as amended by any notices posted in the salesroom prior to the opening of the auction or by announcement made by the auctioneer at the beginning of the auction and noted in the minutes of the sales, as is consistent with its role of an auction house and in the light of the information provided to it by vendor, of the scientific, technical and artistic knowledge, and the generally accepted opinions of relevant experts, at the time any such express statement is made.