Last resources

Jules Blin

1851-?

Oil on canvas 101 X 82 cm,  with a big frame gilted 127 X 106 cm
Here, this impressive painting was exhibited at the Salon of 1879 under the title “Last resources: go to the Mont de Piété”; in a bourgeois interior, the sick husband can not go to work, so his wife, their little girl in their arms, gathers together the few effects that remain to them to gaged them to the famous institution of public utility which had been created to fight again usurers and help those who were going through difficult times …
The artist, Jules BLIN (1851-?) was familiar with this kind of paintings moralistic.  The year after, he exposed “Art, misery, despair, madness! Who is now at the Dijon Museum and who was showing us a “damn painter” in his studio, having broken his palette and a painting of his foot and commit suicide with a shot!
A remarkable analysis of this painting was broadcast in the excellent program “D’art D’art” during its exhibition in the exhibition “Bohemian” at the Grand Palais in 2012.
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In partnership with Galerie Lafouresse, we are specialists in paintings on the Basque Country, the Landes and the Bassin d’Arcachon.

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