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Jean-Baptiste Collin, comte de Sussy (1750-1826), Minister for Commerce and Manufacturing (detail)

Artist: RIESENER Henri François (1767-1828)

Date: 1813

Technique: Oil on canvas

Dimensions : H. 2.16 m; W. 1.41 m

Place:Versailles, National Museum du château de Versaillles et des Trianons

Subjects: Commerce (First Empire), Cour des Comptes, Customs

Key words: Portrait, face-on, préfet, Conseil d'Etat, Lord, Continental blockade


Collin was Director general of customs from 1801 to 1812. The pâinting was commissioned in 1813 and is mentioned as being at the Château de Compiègne. Returned to the model during the Restauration. Gift of comte H. Collin de
Sussy, son of the model, in 1853.


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