The poet Veyrat returning, after a long exile, on the soil of his homeland
The Fall of Leaves or The poet Veyrat returning, after a long exile, on the soil of his homeland
Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1850 lower right.
"At one of the first trips Chambéry Victor-Emmanuel and his wife made, the marquis Leon de Costa presented to the royal couple an allegorical subject entitled: The Fall of the Leaves. It was an allusion to the grace obtained from Charles Albert by the Savoy poet Jean-Pierre Veyrat, condemned to banishment for political reasons. This composition earned the painter, worthy emulator of the author of the Cup of Exile, the most gracious praises of Queen Adelaide; she acquired it and wanted it to appear at the Chambéry exhibition, with the mention: "acquired by the Queen."
The work was crowned in 1850 at the competition opened by the Academy of Savoy; it was known by another title: the poet Veyrat returning, after a long exile, on the soil of his country. "
Louis Revon, curator of the Annecy Museum. Savoisian magazine. December 31, 1882.
Jean-Pierre Veyrat was born in Grésy-sur-Isère on July 1, 1810 and died in Chambéry on November 9, 1844. He is the greatest poet of the romantic Savoy.
Main bibliography: Alfred Berthier, the poet Savoyard Jean-Pierre Veyrat, Paris, Old Library H. Champion, April 1920.
Bernard CLARIS (Thônes 1815 - Chambéry 1857), student in Geneva of Jean-Léonard Lugardon then Ary Scheffer in Paris
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