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Guillaume Voiriot

(1713 -  1799 )
VOIRIOT Guillaume Portrait Of A Richly Dressed Lady

Palais Dorotheum /Jun 16, 2011
7,000.00 - 9,000.00
8,437.00

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Guillaume Voiriot - A Young Lady In A Light-blue Silk Dress Playing A Violin

Guillaume Voiriot - A Young Lady In A Light-blue Silk Dress Playing A Violin

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Lot number: 92
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Fullsize picture Guillaume Voiriot (Paris 1713–1799) A young lady in a light-blue silk dress playing a violin oil on canvas, 92 x 72 cm, framed Provenance: with Galerie Pierre Hubert de Formanoir, Brussels (1990); Collection Baron Eric d’’’’Huart, Brussels (1997) Literature: L’’’’Eventail, December 1990 / January 1991 (as “attributed to François Hubert Drouais”); P. Swimberghe/J. Verlinde, Living in Brussels, Tielt 1997, pp. 50– 55, ill. p. 54; The World of Interiors, London, August, 2000, ill. p. 101 We are grateful to Jean-Jacques Petit for confirming the attribution of the present painting. In the 1730s, Voiriot studied at the Académie de Saint-Luc in Paris and in 1746 enrolled at the Académie de France in Rome. In 1749 he returned to France via Turin, where he painted several portraits for the court. Back in Paris, he exhibited at the Salon of the Académie de Saint-Luc, which was held for the guild of painters and sculptors. Although Voiriot initially preferred to work in pastel, he also began painting in oil from the late 1740s onwards. In the late 1750s, Voiriot’’’’s portraits of the painters Jean-Baptiste Marie Pierre and Jean-Marc Nattier led to his admission to the Académie Royale. The present portrait seamlessly fits in with the rest of Voiriot’’’’s oeuvre. Characteristic features of his art are the natural elegance and skilfully captured spontaneity of his sitters’’’’ expressions. Additional image The present painting photographed in the collection of Baron Eric d ‘Huart, Brussels Specialist: Alexander Strasoldo
Guillaume Voiriot - Portrait Of A Gentleman, Half-length, Seated In A Red Velvet Jacket With A Violin

Guillaume Voiriot - Portrait Of A Gentleman, Half-length, Seated In A Red Velvet Jacket With A Violin

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Lot number: 278
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Lot Description Guillaume Voiriot (Paris 1713-1799) Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, seated in a red velvet jacket with a violin oil on canvas 41¼ x 34½ in. (104.8 x 87.6 cm.) Lot Condition Report I confirm that I have read this Important Notice and agree to its terms. View Condition Report Provenance François Élie, Comte de Moustier (1751–1817), according to a label on the reverse. View Lot Notes >
Guillaume Voiriot - Portrait Of A Gentleman With A Violin

Guillaume Voiriot - Portrait Of A Gentleman With A Violin

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Guillaume Voiriot (Paris 1712–1799) Portrait of a gentleman with a violin, oil on canvas, 104 x 88 cm, framed Provenance: according to a label on the reverse, the painting was formerly owned by François Élie, Comte de Moustier (1751–1817) We are grateful to Jean Jacques Petit, who examined the painting in the original and confirmed the attribution. Voiriot, born the son of a ‘sculpteur des bâtiments du Roi’’’’, studied at the Académie de France in Rome between 1746 and 1749. On his way back to Paris he painted several portraits for the Savoy court in Turin. In 1757, Voiriot was admitted to the Academy in Paris as an ‘agrée’’’’ and two years later became a full member. He exhibited at the Salons between 1761 and 1763. According to a label on the reverse the present painting was once owned by the Comte de Moustier, French envoy to the United States from 1787 to 1789 and a close friend of George Washington. After the death of his wife he lived with his sister-in-law, who was an artist and painted one of the rare portraits of Washington. We are grateful to Marquis Léonel de Moustier for providing information on the painting’’’’s provenance. additional pictures: fig. 1: Voiriot, Portrait of M. Gilbert de Voisins, Conseiller d’’’’ Etat ordinaire au Conseil du Roi, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida. fig. 2: Voiriot, Portrait of Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre, Château de Versailles.
Guillaume Voiriot - Portrait Of A Richly Dressed Lady

Guillaume Voiriot - Portrait Of A Richly Dressed Lady

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Guillaume Voiriot (Paris 1713-1799), Portrait of a richly dressed lady, her bracelet, which is set with brilliants, featuring a miniature of her husband, oil oncanvas, 66 x 55.5 cm, framed, Certificate: Ludwig Meyer, Archiv fürKunstgeschichte, Munich. Ludwig Meyer compares the presentpainting by Voiriot with two further works by this artist: (1) Family Portrait, sale, Sotheby ‘s, Monaco, 2 December 1994, lot 65; (2) Portrait of Monsieur Gilbert Desvoisins, sale, Christie‘s, New York, 29 January 1998, lot 88. Specialist: Dr. Alexander Strasoldo
Guillaume Voiriot - Portrait Of Monsieur Aublet, Three-quarter-length, Seated, In A Black Fancy Costume And Playing A Five-course Guitar, A Sheet Of Music On A Table Beside Him

Guillaume Voiriot - Portrait Of Monsieur Aublet, Three-quarter-length, Seated, In A Black Fancy Costume And Playing A Five-course Guitar, A Sheet Of Music On A Table Beside Him

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Lot number: 268
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Guillaume Voiriot Paris 1713-1799
Portrait of Monsieur Aublet, three-quarter-length, seated, in a black fancy costume and playing a five-course guitar, a sheet of music on a table beside him
Add. Notes: signed with initials 'V.P.' (on the guitar) oil on canvas 50¾ x 38¼ in. 128.9 x 97.2 cm. Provenance
Notes: The identification of the sitter dates from 1782, when the present picture was exhibited at the Salon de Paris. Few biographical details are known about Monsieur Aublet. He is portrayed holding a French five-stringed guitar, characteristic of the work of the Parisian seventeenth-century luthier, Rene Voboam. The painting is signed by the artist with initials on the ivory tablet at the top of the pegbox, in the same manner in which Voboam signed his guitars. Born to a family of artists, Voiriot studied in Rome under the patronage of Louis XV's Minister for Fine Art, Charles François Le Normand de Tournehem. He received his first Royal commission in 1752. A painter of portraits and genre scenes, he was a member of the Académie Royal de Peinture et de Sculpture, attaining the rank of Councillor in 1785. He exhibited work at this Salon between 1752 and 1791, and at the Salon de Correspondance in 1782, where the present picture was included.
Provenance: with Wildenstein, New York. Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 6 July 1990, lot 95.
Exhibited: Paris, Hôtel Villayer, Rue Saint André-des-Arts, Salon de la Correspondance, June 1782 as 'Portraite de M. Aublet, jouant sa guitare, coupé à ses genoux'.
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