Jean-Baptiste GUIGNET (1810-1857)

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Jean-Baptiste GUIGNET (1810-1857)
Jean-Baptiste GUIGNET (1810-1857) Presumed posthumous portrait of Ange Pascal de ROSSI, Oil on canvas signed and dated 1845 lower left. 146.5 x 106 cm. Tears, chips and holes. Unframed. Ange Pascal de ROSSI was born in Ajaccio (Corsica) on March 2, 1787. He joined the army, becoming colonel of the 25th Régiment de Ligne, then second lieutenant of the 26th Brigade Légère in 1803, then lieutenant in 1804. He became captain of the Piombino Battalion in 1806, colonel, aide-de-camp, then colonel of the bodyguards of the Prince of Lucca, Felix Bacciochi, in 1807. De Rossi became colonel aide-de-camp to King Jerome of Westphalia in 1809, major of the 8th Westphalian Line Regiment in 1811, colonel, commanding the 4th Westphalian Line Regiment in General Von Ochs' division in the 8th Corps of the Grande Armée in 1812. He was wounded at Vilna on December 11, 1812 and taken prisoner in 1813. He returned to France in 1818. De Rossi rejoined the army in 1830. He became commander of the Place de Metz in 1832, then colonel of the 42nd Infantry Regiment in 1833. He became maréchal-de-camp in 1841, commandant of the Basses-Alpes département in 1842, and of the Dordogne in 1844. He died of illness in Paris on August 8, 1844. Jean-Baptiste GUIGNET was born in Autun on April 23, 1810. Portrait and history painter, student of Jean-Baptiste Regnault, 2nd Grand Prix de Rome (1836), 1st class medal (1842).
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