CHARLIER Jacques (1720-1790) , VENUS OUT OF HER BATH, MINIATURE CIRCA 1750-1770

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

ARSTIST: CHARLIER Jacques (1720-1790)

SIGNED:

FRAME : Earlier gilded metal frame

PORTRAIT SIZE: 7,5x5,5cm

FRAME SIZE: 8,4x6,2cm

DESCRIPTION :

Beautiful miniature by Jacques Charlier (1720-1790), showing Venus, naked, lying on the banks of a river.

The work is characteristic of the master’s own hand : worked in a thick gouache for the bases, the shadows of the body made of a wide green dotted , painted on ivory (material used by the artist for works of small sizes).

Charlier often took over the paintings of his contemporary François Boucher, with whom he worked closely. He also created many subjects in miniature.

The Louvre has a miniature of the same vein (inventory RF4274), the others are now in London at the Wallace Collection.

 


CONDITION: Very good original condition

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

PRICE: 3200€