"Young blond boy with open shirt" - Charming. Miniature enameled on hammered copper plate. The museum Cognacq-Jay in Paris.
Son of a contractor and architect, Jean-Baptiste Greuze was from his childhood attracted to drawing, despite the will of his father intended him to trade. He was supported in his vocation by the Lyon painter Charles Grandon, which will be the student. Greuze following his teacher to Paris, where he settled in 1750. He became a student of Charles-Joseph Natoire at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, professor, with whom he was in trouble. In 1755, the Father of explaining the Bible to his children a great success.
On February 3, 1759, he married Anne-Gabrielle Babuti, daughter of a bookseller on the Quai des Augustins, François Babuti, which he exhibited in 1761 the portrait. The following year, April 16, in Paris, his wife gives birth to a daughter they prénomment Anna Genevieve.She embraced the career of his father until his death that it will support. Its popularity is confirmed with other genre scenes moral referred to as The Village Granted (1761 Salon, Paris, Louvre), The Filial Piety 1763 Salon, acquired by Catherine II, St. Petersburg, Hermitage Museum, The ungrateful Son, The Son punished (sketches in 1765, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, paintings in 1778, Louvre) or the beloved Mother (1769 Fair, Madrid, private collection). The Revolution of 1789 brought the vogue of ancient and dévalorisa his work, but the nineteenth century perpetuated the tradition of romantic painting. Size with frame : - Length. NOTE-BENE: This is a miniature (or reproduction) made on a copper plate hand-hammered and enamelled [certified artisanal] performed in the first part of the 20th century by a French original technique called HELCA, protected by a patent. The item "Young blond boy with open shirt Miniature on enameled copper plate (GREUZE)" is in sale since Tuesday, September 12, 2017.
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