Miniature signed CP.
French work, Limoges, 19th century, c. 1880-90. Diameter : 3 cm. Gross weight : 14,2 g.
Claudius Popelin : enamel painter of the XIXth century, known for his historical portraits, in particular feminine ones such as Joan of Arc, Gallia or Queen Eleutheria, is a major actor of the renaissance of painted enamels in the XIXth century.
He perfected his technique with François-Édouard Picot and Ary Scheffer. Claudius Popelin was one of Lucien Falize's regular enamellers.
A theoretician of the enamel technique, he was also the author of "L'émail des peintres" (1866) and "Les vieux arts du feu" (1869).