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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Mum and girl in the living room
Henri Caro-Delvaille 1876-1928 Oil on canvas 73 X 61 cm, mounted in a large gilt frame “with ears” 85 X 95 cm. There are anecdotes that cannot be
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Vérorique Wirbel 1950 – 1990 Mixed media triptych on paper mounted on original canvas 162 X 130, 162 X 113, 162 X 130 cm, mounted in boxes
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Marcel Canet 1875 – 1959 Huile sur toile 55 X 28 cm marouflée sur panneau montée dans un cadre chêne plat à biseau doré 67 X 41 cm. Circa
sailor’s Wife, woman of sorrow
René de Pauw 1887 – 1946 Oil on panel 110 X 100 cm, mounted in a flocked frame with golden patina 125 X 114 cm, signed and located Heist
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François Maurice Roganeau 1883 – 1973 Oil on canvas 73 X 60 cm, mounted in a beautiful Parnassian frame 94 X 80 cm, signed and located
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Louis Marius Gueït 1877 – 1956 Oil on canvas 41 X 61 cm mounted in an original gilded frame 55 X 75 cm. He was a pupil of Louis Cabié, but
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