Exhibition of 18th and 19th century works at the Galerie Terrades

Joseph Albrier (1790-1863)
Interior of a Painting Workshop, 1827
Oil on canvas - 48 x 38 cm
Paris, Galerie Terrades
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8/12/09 – Art Market – Paris – As is the custom every year, the Galerie Terrades in Paris is exhibiting a new selection of works accompanied by a catalogue. This type of exhibition is highly interesting for art historians.

About ten objects are from the 18th century, among which there is notably a bas-relief in wax on slate by the sculptor François Daujon. Given its fragile nature, this type of work does not often survive, thus making it especially attractive.
However, most of the works date from the 19th century. Besides well-known artists such as Turpin de Crissé, Louis Hersent, Théodule Ribot, Jean-Léon Gérôme, Gustave Doré… - there are other mostly obscure names, unknown even to historians specialized in this period. Each is represented by a work which stirs interest for more. This is the case for An Interior of a Painting Workshop by a student of Regnault, Joseph Albrier, of very high quality. As indicated by the entry, this work is probably from the workshop of the master himself.
A painting by François-Auguste Biard representing the Insane Asylum : A Young Girl Does not Recognize her Parents, or a pair of small Italian landscapes by Charles Dulac reveal a rarely seen aspect of these painters’ art : Biard is better known for his exotic or Scandinavian scenes while Dulac’s few known works show him as being closer to Symbolism than these two studies which depict the sky in colours more similar to those of the Romantics of the first half of the century.

Galerie Terrades, 8 rue d’Alger, 75001 Paris. Tel : 01 40 20 90 51.

Didier Rykner, mardi 8 décembre 2009

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