Portrait of Mr. Chabance
G. C. Michelet
Pastel on paper 57 X 38 cm, put flat by a professional on neutral pH cardboard, mounted in its original frame art-nouveau 72 X 51 cm whose edges have gaps, carries a label on the glass showing that it was exhibited, probably at the Salon.
We know very little about GC Michelet, except that he was born in 1873, he had an early career as a portraitist in eastern France, especially in Nancy, then, in the 20s, seduced by the light of the East, he settled in Syria as an Orientalist painter, leaving landscapes of both Syria and nearby Lebanon, as well as Oriental portraits.
He also taught painting classes open to all who had a lot of success.
These two portraits come from the same Nancy collection. Mr. Chabance, artistic director of lyric theater and husband of Madeleine Bray singer is represented here in bust, beard and mustache “imperial”, in suit and tie on the bright background of a window veiled curtains.
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The Rhune in autumn
Jean-louis Paguenaud 1876-1952 Oil on cardboard 32 X 49 cm mounted in a gilded frame with fluted 41 X 59 cm. Circa 1930. In 1898, he followed the
“Unreading Signature Oil on canvas 58.5 X 80.3 cm, circa 1880/90. Very heavy ! When I acquired this strange painting, I still remember the
Belgian School Oil on canvas 61 X 50 cm, mounted in a frame with inverted slope 78 X 67 cm. Circa 1930/50. Those who follow me may remember:
Mule track in Old Castilla
Gustave Colin 1828-1910 Dated 1895, oil on panel 26 X 35 cm, mounted in a beautiful frame of wood and gilded stucco 42 X 50 cm. Annotation of the
Modernist gouache : the sheep
20th century Format of the background 40 X 50 cm, mounted in a black rounded frame 44 X 54 cm. Signed illegible, circa 1980. When I put up for
The women’s table
Mauro Corda né en 1960 “La tablée des femmes”, drawing in gray and red wash over feather strokes on 60 X 78 cm paper mounted in a
The falled warrior
19th century Oil on canvas of great quality, it is also served by its exceptional dimensions : 97 X 130 cm Thanks to the scholarship of two
Drying The Laundry At The Ciboure Recollets
Louis Floutier 1882-1936 It is an oil on canvas 50 X 65 cm, mounted in a large oak frame of the time 61 X 76 cm. The subject may seem trivial,
Portrait of Mr. Chabance
G. C. Michelet 1873-? Pastel on paper 57 X 38 cm, put flat by a professional on neutral pH cardboard, mounted in its original frame art-nouveau
Lady in staircase
Guillaume Larrue 1851-1935 Oil on canvas 73×60 cm made around 1900/1905, mounted in a molded frame with an inverted slope of the time 83 x