Three days to see an exhibition of late 17th century French paintings

27/04/11 – Exhibition – Paris, Galerie Aaron – Art lovers have only three days, from Wednesday 27 to Friday 29, to view twenty-five paintings from the late 17th century at the Didier Aaron Gallery. This very short exhibition has been organized to coincide with the publication, by Editions Faton, of a book devoted to French painting between 1680 and 1715, L’avènement du plaisir dans la peinture française by Clémentine Gustin-Gomez.

1. Charles de la Fosse (1636-1716)
Christ and the Pilgrims at Emmaus
Oil on canvas - 105 x 128 cm
France, private collection
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2. Hyacinthe Rigaud (1659-1743)
Portrait of M. de Monginot
Oil on canvas - 135 x 101 cm
France, private collection
Photo : Galerie Aaron

3. Louis de Boullogne (1654-1733)
The Presentation at the Temple
Oil on canvas - 52 x 63.5 cm
France, private collection
Photo : Galerie Aaron

Among the works there is a very beautiful painting by Charles Le Brun, Abraham’s Sacrifice, sold at Drouot three years ago (see news item of 17/6/08), several Charles de la Fosse including a Christ and the Pilgrims at Emmaus represented by a study and the large format (ill. 1), some portraits (notably a superb Hyacinth Rigaud- ill. 2), as well as canvases by Pierre Mignard, Louis de Boullogne (ill. 3), Antoine Coypel, Charles Coypel, Claude-Guy Hallé, Joseph Parrocel, Jean-Baptiste Corneille… This is a rare occasion to admire these paintings, eighteen of which have been lent by French private collectors.

From 27 to 29 April, from 10 am to 6 pm, Galerie Didier Aaron, 118 rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, 75008 Paris. Phone : + 33 (0)1 47 42 47 34.

Didier Rykner, mercredi 27 avril 2011

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