Character Identification

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  • #36437 Reply

    Cyberhusky
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    Hello,

    I’ve been trying to identify a character on a few steins that I own, and have already checked with a few sources including Ron Fox. The man appears on two porcelain steins that I own and on a Carlsbad Plaque. I recently found the same man is pictured on a stein by Hanke, # 1235 in The Beer Stein Library under the title “Not Too Much”, which is the same phrase in German on one of my porcelain steins. The man appears to be a soldier in a burgonet helmet and a gorget, with his fingers in the air in a certain gesture. He is in the same pose in both of my steins and plaque. I also have an oil painting dated 1841 with the same man depicted. I’ve asked a number of collectors and no one can seem to identify him. You can look up the Hanke #1235 stein in BSL. I would also love to find this stein for my collection.

    Thanks,
    Bob Hurley

  • #36439 Reply

    Ron

    Bob,

    Who is the painter and what is the name of the painting? It is probably just a man and not anyone in particular.

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    Cyberhusky
    Participant

    Oil painting of soldier by C B Hebert

    Ron, here is a picture of the painting, dated 1841 by C. B. Hebert. I have seen another nearly exact copy of this painting in an auction by Skinner in Boston, unsigned. Since there are two of these paintings that I know of, I’m guessing that they may both be copies of a museum work. Famous works were copied by many painters in the 19th century.

    Thanks,
    Bob

  • #36461 Reply

    Ron

    Bob,

    I have searched the name of the painter, the German phrase (nicht zu viel) and the painting to no avail. I have never had much success searching the images. Could you post a photo of the signature? I initially thought the sitting man was a monk, but I don’t think so. He appears to be adjusting something, but I can’t make it out. There is a famous painting, The man in the golden helmet, that was once thought to be by Rembrandt, but later was discredited and is now attributed to one of his students. That could have been the inspiration for the soldier in the painting. I myself thought it might be a Morion helmet, which would date it from the mid-16th Century to the early 17th Century.

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