Nicolas Gosse (Paris 1787- Soncourt-Sur-Marne 1878)
Aglaé Françoise Lebe Gigun Portrait (born November 22, 1826)
It is an oil on its original canvas signed on the right "N. Gosse" and dated 1829.
Painter and engraver.
We owe to this artist the tempera decoration of several buildings and theaters in Paris and the murals of the Saint-Nicolat-du-Chardonnet church. He was a student of François-André Vincent, who taught him the art of precise drawing, brilliant touches and contrasting tones. His portraits are of great distinction in the firmness of the graphics. The subjects of the "troubadour" genre that he sent to the Salon from 1808 to 18702 sound an ingenious conception of theatrical composition as confirmed by the scenes of the Napoleonic epic, and those of the reign of Charles X and Louis-Philippe (gallery history of Versailles). He obtained a third class medal in 1819, then a second class medal in 1824. In 1828 he was knighted in the Legion of Honor then promoted to officer in 1870. Source: Dictionary of the Little Masters of Painting (1820-1920) by Pierre Cabanne & Gérald Schurr. Dimensions: H: 56cm x W: 46cm Sc H: 70cm x W: 66cm Ac
Museums: Bourges, Nice, Limoges Paris Louvre, Paris Modern Art, Paris Carnavalet, Versailles