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 Carpeaux, Jean-Baptiste (French sculptor, painter, and etcher; 1827-1875) , Portrait of Antoine Vollon

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Title Portrait of Antoine Vollon
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Carpeaux, Jean-Baptiste (French sculptor, painter, and etcher; 1827-1875)
Date 1873 (dated)
Signed yes
Description Antoine Vollon was a painter and engraver who settled in Paris in 1863 after early training at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Lyon. He became a friend of Carpeaux who was better known as a sculptor. This informal and freely painted portrait was completed in Dieppe.
Current Accession Number 1960P20
Former Accession Number P.26´60
Inscription front cl 'A l'ami Vollon

Be Carpeaux

Dieppe 1873'

Subject portrait (Vollon, Antoine)
Measurements 45.7 x 38.1 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased from Roland, Browse &Delbanco 1960.
Principal Exhibitions Carpeaux Exhibition, Palais des Beaux Arts, 1929, cat. no. 123; 19th and 20th Century French Paintings and Drawings, Roland, Browse & Delbanco, 1960, cat. no. 34; Primitives to Picasso, Royal Academy of Arts, 1962, cat. no. 223.
Publications Clement-Carpeaux, L., La Verité sur L'Oeuvre et la Vie de J B Carpeaux, 1935, II, p. 332; Burlington Magazine, vol. 102, 1960, pl. XVII of advertising;Gazette des Beaux Arts, 1989, p.227, fig.1; Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 26, ill.
Notes Another very similar version of this painting is in a private collection in France.
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth
 

 

 

 

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