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Pierre Denis Bergeret (1846 - 1910) - Shrimps and Lemon
Pierre Denis Bergeret (1846 - 1910) - Shrimps and Lemon - Paintings & Drawings Style Pierre Denis Bergeret (1846 - 1910) - Shrimps and Lemon -
Ref : 108392
3 800 €
Period :
19th century
Artist :
Pierre Denis Bergeret (1846 - 1910)
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
l. 8.66 inch X H. 6.22 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Pierre Denis Bergeret (1846 - 1910) - Shrimps and Lemon
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Pierre Denis Bergeret (1846 - 1910) - Shrimps and Lemon

Oil on panel signed lower right
Dimensions 15.8 x 22 cm (in old frame: H. 34 x W. 40.5 cm)

Denis Bergeret was a French painter born in 1844 and died in 1910. He followed in the purest classical tradition, having been taught by the greatest masters of the time, Eugène Isabey, Jules Lefebvre and Léon Bonnat. As early as 1870, when he was just 21, he began exhibiting at the official Paris Salon, where he showed works until 1908.
He died prematurely, leaving a relatively small body of work, all the rarer for the fact that a large number of his paintings were acquired by museums in France, Switzerland and Belgium: Bernay, Ghent, Geneva, Pau, Rouen, Château de Malmaison, Charenton-le-Pont... and above all, a beautiful still life preserved by the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Brushstrokes of Bergeret are lively and thick, and his colors are luminous, making his works sensual and gourmand. Highly appreciated during his lifetime, Bergeret was awarded the Légion d'honneur in 1900.

THIS STILL LIFE with shrimps and a lemon rising from a dark background, is a real gem with a delicious subject. The modernity of the subject is in keeping with the artist's lively touch. The shrimp and lemon are arranged directly on the entablature, without plates or other supports: Bergeret wanted to give priority to what was dear to him, good food and the sensual pleasure it brings. The pictorial material is greasy and thick, and the brushstrokes very light. On closer inspection, this still life approaches abstraction, where color dominates. The drawing, almost sketchy yet extremely accurate, shows that Bergeret, despite the modernist evolution of his time, had lost nothing of the academic training he had received from the great masters. This still life is in perfect condition, in its original wood and gilded stucco frame.
This work shows just how much lower Bergeret's current prices are than they should be in view of this artist's immense talent.

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19th Century Oil Painting