Gouache representing the development of the Parisian metro on the main boulevards signed by Luigi Aloys-françois-Joseph Loir, known as Luigi Loir, born on December 22, 1845 in Goritz in the Austrian Empire (now Nova Gorica in Slovenia), and died on February 9, 1916 in Paris, is a French painter, illustrator and lithographer.
Our gouache is a very nice example of Loir's production as much by the care of the detail and the quality of its execution as by its light very characteristic of his work.
It is provided with its original frame in carved and gilded wood.
In perfect condition.
Dimensions : Frame : h.35 cm x l.47, 5 cm.
Paper: h.25 cm x l.34 cm.
Luigi Loir son of Tancrède François Loir and Thérèse Leban, his wife, respectively valet and governess of the French royal family in exile in Austria. Settled in the Duchy of Parma in 1847, Luigi Loir studied at the School of Fine Arts in Parma in 1853. A landscape painter, his first recognized painting was in Villiers-sur-Seine (1865), two years after his return to Paris to visit his father. He became known for his ceiling paintings and worked with Jean Pastelot (1820-1870).
He was named Knight of the Legion of Honor in 1898.