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.
Do not hesitate to ask for photos or additional information by mail or phone.
Sunset on the ocean
Louis Augustin Auguin 1824-1903 Oil on canvas 43 X 73 cm, mounted in a superb frame “Barbizon” 68 X 95 cm. You know how much I love
A young mother
French school circa 1800 Oil on paper mounted on cardboard 16 X 16 cm, mounted in a pretty gilded frame 20 X 20 cm from the House “Au
At the beach
Gaston Hoffmann 1883-1977 Oil on canvas 29 X 42 cm mounted on panel and mounted by a gilded Marie-Louise in a beautiful 50 X 66cm rock frame, not
Picking in an arcadian landscape
Joseph Lailhaca 1876 – 1920 Oil on canvas 38 X 46 cm, mounted in a Parnassian frame 54 X 62 cm. The Bordeaux artist, who died too
Nativity at the circus
Raymond Dierickx 1904 – 1978 Oil on panel 92 X 105 cm protected by a small rod 93 X 106 cm. From this plunging perspective that the artist
Rasputin portrait ?
Russian school circa 1890 Oil on canvas 42 X 34 cm, mounted on panel, itself lined with a cardboard mounted in an old red and gold frame,
Bathers at the river
Fernand Laval 1886-1966 Watercolor gouache on cardboard 27 X 36 cm, mounted in a small frame with golden patterns 29 X 38 cm (small accident).
Carpet merchant on the beach
Raymond Dierickx 1904-1978 “Carpet merchant on the beach in Belgium”, oil on panel 69 X 133 mounted in a 70.5 X 134 cm edge cover strip. A little
Antonio Uria Monzon 1929-1996 Oil on panel 120 X 80.5 cm, mounted in a beautiful modern black and gold frame with reverse slope 137 X 97.5 cm.
Academic study of a men
“French School Circa 1880 : “academic Study Of Men”” Oil on canvas 55 X 46 cm, mounted in a modern golden baguette 70 X