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Artist:     André Charles VOILLEMOT (French, 1822-1893)
Item ID   5203
Price:     5500.00 €


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Outdoor genre scene with celebrated wedding society was executed by French good listed painter André Charles Voillemot (1823 in Paris - 1893 Paris).

A pupil of Michel Martin Drolling, he made his debut at the Salon de Paris in 1845 and exhibited until 1848, only portraits that do not hold the attention of Théophile Gautier.After the destruction of the Louis XV theater by a fire in 1856, he performed the allegorical figures of Poetry, Music, Fame and Genius of the Arts.According to Goncourt, he represents the rococo fashionable under the Second Empire.He received a silver medal in 1870. He is made Knight of the Legion of Honor.

Literature: In French: Benezit, Edouard-Joseph III, 1934; Bellier and Auvray; German: Thieme/Becker.

Inscription: signed lower left.

Technique: oil on canvas. Magnificent original period gold-plated frame.

Measurements: unframed w 25 5/8" x h 21 1/4" (65 x 54 cm), framed w 33 7/8" x h 29 1/2" (86 x 75 cm).

Condition: very good.

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