(Sellières, 1834 – 1921)
Portrait of Mr. L…
Signed and dated ‘1869’ lower right
53 x 43 cm
Exhibition : 1870, Salon of Paris under the number 3092.
BILLOT was a pupil of BESSON, COGNIET, ROBERT-FLEURY and J. PERRAUD and exhibited regularly at the Salon section in paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints from 1864 until 1887.
He was first art teacher at the Lycée de Lons-le-Saunier and Director of the municipal school of drawing in the same city. He is known from public collections by his self-portrait kept at the Museum of Sarret Grozon (Arbois) and a St. Genevieve acquired by the administration of Fine Arts in 1872 and given to the Perraud Museum of Lons-le-Saunier.
Our portrait is a drawing quite remarkable, full of finesse and precision, delicate and expressive at once.