P. La Haye (18th c. French) – Portrait Miniature of Trésor du Bactot, (Colonel of the Lorraine dragoons)

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Gouache and watercolour on ivory. Framed and glazed. The miniature is signed; P La haye (middle left). Inscribed on the back of the frame, in brown ink: Le comte ***** du Bactot – Colonel du 9e Regimen de dragons 1789. The name refers to Louis-Jean-David Trésor du Bactot; (Colonel of the Lorraine dragoons).


Louis-Jean-David Trésor du Bactot was a general of the French Revolution, he was born on the 25 August 1744 in St-Louet-sur-Lozon (Manche.) He entered military service in 1756 in the cavalry, then into the Gendarmerie France. He became lieutenant-colonel in 1786, and was appointed colonel commanding the regiment of Lorraine dragons on the 10 March 1788. He was promoted to brigadier general on 1st February 1792, and emigrated in the same year to join the army of princes, where he became aide to the Marquis de Vaudreuil. In 1794, he is located in the island of Jersey, where he commanded a division, which landed in Normandy near Granville in August 1795 to support the shipping of Quiberon. Following the defeat of the Royalists in Brittany, landing ultimately did not take place. He retired in 1817, with the rank of Lieutenant General and died at the age of 71 on 22 October of 1817 in Feugères (Manche.)

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2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm. – diameter)

Frame or Mount

5 5/16 in x 5 3/16 in. (13.4 cm x 13.2 cm.)


Unidentified / Unknown Artist