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Chinese fishermen, attributed to Vigoureux Duplessis 18th century
Chinese fishermen, attributed to Vigoureux Duplessis 18th century - Paintings & Drawings Style French Regence Chinese fishermen, attributed to Vigoureux Duplessis 18th century - Chinese fishermen, attributed to Vigoureux Duplessis 18th century - French Regence Antiquités - Chinese fishermen, attributed to Vigoureux Duplessis 18th century
Ref : 92566
12 500 €
Period :
18th century
Provenance :
France
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
l. 30.31 inch X H. 14.96 inch
Paintings & Drawings  - Chinese fishermen, attributed to Vigoureux Duplessis 18th century 18th century - Chinese fishermen, attributed to Vigoureux Duplessis 18th century French Regence - Chinese fishermen, attributed to Vigoureux Duplessis 18th century Antiquités - Chinese fishermen, attributed to Vigoureux Duplessis 18th century
Franck Baptiste Provence

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Chinese fishermen, attributed to Vigoureux Duplessis 18th century

representing six Chinese fishermen on a bank, in the middle of a lake landscape decorated with pagodas.
Busy out of large Koi carp, they are richly dressed in traditional costumes and headdresses.

Beautiful state of restoration, small used restorations.

Oil on canvas attributed to Jacques Vigoureux Duplessis * around 1700-1720.

Louis XVI style gilded wood frame.

Dimensions:

Frame: Height: 38 cm; Width: 77cm
Canvas: Height: 35.5 cm; Width: 74.5 cm

Our opinion :

The canvas that we present is characteristic of the fashion for "chinoiserie" which touched Europe in the 18th century.
Many artists, fascinated by the Orient, will try their hand at these idealized representations of Asia; Jacques Vigoureux Duplessis, who excelled in this art, made it his main source of inspiration.
While the "grisaille" technique was widely used during this period and made it possible to imitate marble bas-reliefs wonderfully, red shades, imitating Sanguine, are much rarer.
The master demonstrates on our canvas the perfect mastery of this technique, with subtle shades of red and additions of white, which make it possible to marvelously render the richness of the embroidered clothes, the embossed leathers of the boots, or the shine of the fish scale.
The variety and complexity of the outfits, headdresses and beards of our characters show that our painter worked after very precise engravings, probably from a book on China.
Our canvas, very decorative and particularly luminous, probably comes from the "Chinese" cabinet of a scholar.


* Jacques Vigoureux, Sieur Duplessis (before 1680 - Paris, June 4, 1732), is a French painter.

Jacques Vigoureux Duplessis was active during the period from 1699 to 1730. His main works relate to the Rococo style, Orientalism and Chinoiserie. He carries out his work on canvas and on works of art.
In 1715, he directed the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels and continued to sell paintings at the same time as he continued to paint. As he had done at the Royal Academy of Music in Paris with Jean Bérain between 1700 and 1711, he undoubtedly painted the theater sets there. In November 1719, he appeared before the notary Adan to negotiate with a certain William Burroughs the sale of 54 paintings by masters such as Le Tintoretto, Titien, La Tour, Poussin, Rembrandt and Brueghel, as well as some paintings by his own hand.
In 1721, he became a master trainer at the Beauvais factory until 1726 and notably produced the cartons of the most famous Chinese tapestries.

Franck Baptiste Provence

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18th Century Oil Painting French Regence