Oil painting by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan Bouveret. Very large-format painting of a young woman with a charismatic look and pose. The intensity of the work is striking by the contrast of light between the brilliant face and its generous yellow chair in Louis XV style, in contrast to the dark background and the elegant black chiffon dress. The sophisticated pose, right arm holding the face, left arm resting lightly on the armrest, the charm of the expression of the hands with the handled fingers bearing sober and elegant precious rings are also representative of this historical work of the painter. This painting from the second half of the 19th century presents the spirit of the end of the Second Empire, appreciated by the bourgeoisie of the period. This oil painting was exhibited during a large retrospective of the portraits of women from Ingres to Picasso organized by the Société des amis du Musée du Luxembourg de Paris in 1928.
This painting has different period labels on its original frame of Height 157 cm x Width 122 cm x Depth 10 cm. The written mentions are: Exposition portraits et figures de femmes. Ingres à Picasso. Au profit de la Société des amis du Musée du Luxembourg. A la Renaissance. 11 rue Royale Paris du 1er au 30 juin 1928. Chenue emballeur de tableaux et objets d'art, 5 rue de la Terrasse Paris (transporter of art objects since 1760).
Born in Paris, Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret was admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1869 in the workshops of Alexandre Cabanel, then Jean-Léon Gérôme. Second in the competition for the Prix de Rome 1876, the painter then devoted himself to scenes of everyday life inspired by nature in Franche-Comté. He was successful from 1884 onwards. As early as 1885 he often visited Brittany which inspired part of his work, the Pardon en Bretagne earning him a medal of honour at the 1889 Universal Exhibition. The years 1896-97 marked his interest in religious subjects, the end of his career being strongly devoted to portraiture. He received the grand prize of the 1900 Universal Exhibition for all his work and was elected as member of the Academy of Fine Arts that same year. Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret dies in Quincey in Haute-Saône.
Several exceptional works by Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret, such as the painting that we have for sale have reached in recent years ratings of 100 000 to 300 000 €, such as the bouderie (Gustave Courtois in his studio), a format of 48 x 63 cm, sold at Christie's then Sotheby's 314 500 US$.
Perfect condition. Painting recently cleaned on a lining canvas by a great restorer of paintings
Portraits et figures de femmes. Ingres à Picasso. Exhibition made in the Renaissance from June 1 to 30,1928 for the benefit of the Société des amis du Musée du Luxembourg. Edition La Renaissance 1928, 61 pages
Portrait with similar spirit in the National Art Museum of Azerbaijan. Various works by Pascal Dagnan-Bouveret are exhibited in major international museums, such as the Musée du Petit Palais or Musée d' Orsay in Paris, the Calouste-Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Museum of Art in Philadelphia, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Pouchkine Museum in Moscow...