CHABANNE Flavien-Emmanuel (1799-1864), PORTRAITS OF Jean BOUCHARDIER AND HIS WIFE BORN Anne BERTHON DU FROMENTAL, PAIRE OF MINIATURES DATED 1844

TECHNIQUE: Watercolor and gouache on ivory and plaster, protected under a convex glass

ARSTIST: CHABANNE Flavien-Emmanuel (1799-1864)

SIGNED: Chabanne 1844

FRAME : Articulated double ormolu frame

PORTRAIT SIZE: 13x9,5cm

FRAME SIZE: 19x24cm

DESCRIPTION :

Pair of large miniatures, both signed : Chabanne 1844

Named inside : portrait of Mr. Jean Bouchardier and his wife, born Anne Berthon du Fromental.

Flavien Emmanuel Chabanne was one of the best miniaturists of his time, sharing his career between Lyon and Paris.

For his large-format miniatures, Chabanne used a very special technique : It enlarged the ivory plate by a plaster surround, all fixed on a thick cardboard. After two centuries, the cardboards curved and split the ivories. It is impossible to remove these ivory leaves to restore them, this would destroy the edges painted on the plaster.

In miniature as for the other areas of painting, time makes the supports work : the frescoes have their fissures, the oil on canvas their cracks, the miniatures on ivory have their craks to.... so it is.


CONDITION: ivories curved, cracks in man's portrait

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Bénézit, Lespinasse, Blattel, Schidlof, Darmon, Foster, Thème et Becker, Lemoine Bouchard, Bernd Pappe

PRICE: 2700€