Didier Aaron & Cie

Stand:   347

Old master and 19th-century paintings and drawings, 18th-century furniture

152, Boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris
France
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Gallery Information

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Artists Exhibited at the fair:

  • Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre

    Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre

  • Jacques Blanchard

    Jacques Blanchard

  • Thomas Blanchet

    Thomas Blanchet

    Biography : Having spent his early years in the studio of Simon Vouet (and perhaps also in the studio of the sculptor Sarrazin, to whom he was related), Blanchet spent the years from the mid-1630s to 1654 in Rome. In 1655, he settled in Lyon, where he became, in the words of Jacques Thuillier “a kind of Le Brun to the Lyonnais capital”. He nevertheless kept very close ties to Paris, as evidenced by his May for Notre-Dame in 1663 (The Rapture of Saint-Philip, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Arras) and his admission to the Académie Royale de Peinture, in 1676. His art “full of fire and peculiarities of style”, as Michel Hilaire wrote, is an example of the diversity of French 17th century painting, which cannot be summed up by focusing only on Paris.
  • Sebastiano Conca

    Sebastiano Conca

  • Sebastiano Conca

    Sebastiano Conca

  • Alexandre Hyacinthe Dunouy

    Alexandre Hyacinthe Dunouy

  • Jean-Honore Fragonard

    Jean-Honore Fragonard

  • François-Marius Granet

    François-Marius Granet

  • Alexis Grimou

    Alexis Grimou

    Detailed Description : The Young Pilgrim Oil on canvas 117 x 90 cm Signed Executed circa 1725
  • Alexis Grimou

    Alexis Grimou

    Detailed Description : The Young Pilgrim Oil on canvas 117 x 90 cm Signed Executed circa 1725
  • Alexis Grimou

    Alexis Grimou

    Detailed Description : The Young Pilgrim Oil on canvas 117 x 90 cm Signed Executed circa 1725
  • Sebastiano Lazzari

    Sebastiano Lazzari

  • Edouard Levre

    Edouard Levre

  • Edouard Lièvre

    Edouard Lièvre

  • Daniel Mijtens II

    Daniel Mijtens II

  • Raymond Quinsac Monvoisin

    Raymond Quinsac Monvoisin

    Biography : Monvoisin was born, probably on June 1st 1794, in Bordeaux. He enrolled in the Ecole des Beaux-Arts there, studying under Pierre Latour (1745-1814). The latter was a former pupil of Vien, second Prix de Rome in 1769, and counted François-André Vincent and Louis David among his friends. The savior of his city’s artistic treasures during the Revolution, in 1801 Pierre Lacour founded the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Bordeaux, and served as its first curator. We know of only a few works from Monvoisin’s early career, essentially religious works that can be found in the churches of Bordeaux and its neighboring communities. Apparently the young artist met HRH the Duchesse d'Angoulême when she was in Bordeaux briefly—from the 9th of March to the 1st of April 1815—during the Hundred Days; it would seem that she commissioned him to do her portrait for the sum of 6000 francs, money which allowed him to leave Bordeaux for Paris in 1816 to study at its Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He entered the studio of Pierre-Narcisse Guérin (1774-1833), who inspired him to turn to Antiquity as his source and taught him that drawing took precedent over color. In the studio, he met fellow students Géricault (1791-1824), Coignet (1794-1880), Bodinier (1795-1872), Court (1797-1865), Delacroix (1798-1863), and Ary Scheffer (1795-1858). Also in 1820, Monvoisin executed a portrait of Louis XVIII for the Royal Court of Justice in Aix-en-Provence; this was probably a wise move by the artist, whether it came before or after a decision by the King to reward him. In 1821, Monvoisin again participated in the Competition, which had as its subject Samson Handed Over to the Philistines. The First Prize winner was Joseph-Désiré Court. "The Académie regretted that it did not have another First Grand Prize to award to the painting by M. Pierre-Raymond-Jacques Monvoisin, pupil of M.Guérin, and a native of Bordeaux, 27 years old, who has already won second prize, and for two years in a row has Detailed Description : RAYMOND QUINSAC MONVOISIN (1794 Bordeaux – Boulogne-sur-Mer 1870) Achilles Giving Nestor the Prize for Wisdom Oil on canvas 114 x 145 cm With this painting the artist won the second prize at the Prix de Rome in 1820 The year 1820 marked a crucial year in Monvoisin’s career. The subject for the Grand Prix had been taken from a passage in Book 23 of Homer’s Illiad: Achilles Giving Nestor the Prize for Wisdom, "At the celebrated games for the funeral ceremonies of Patroclus, four prizes had been given for four different type of exercises. There remained a fifth prize to be awarded: a large gold cup. Achilles took it and, moving toward Nestor put it into his hands: "Here, take it, he said, receive the cup that will make you re-remember (sic) Patroclus’s funeral". The scene takes place amidst the winners and spectators of the games." The final judgment was proclaimed on the 15th of July 1820: "Today, July 15th, the members of the Académie des Beaux-Arts de l'Institut Royal de France gathered together in the exhibition hall of the School to judge the Grand Paintings Competition. At the beginning of the session, the Secretary of the Academy read the minutes of the preliminary decision of the Paintings Committee which said in substance that the Committee found that it was fitting to award prizes, and to award first and second prizes. It found that the 1st prize should go to No. 2 and the second to No. 1. The reasons for this preliminary judgment were that No. 2 offered as a whole the dignity merited by the subject, that the principal figures—and particularly that of Achilles—were characterized by the Nobility that the heroic genre demands; that the drawing, in relation to the study, gave beautiful examples of execution. That painting No. 1 (Monvoisin) was remarkable in its beautiful composition, by a certain piquancy of effect, by the well thought out placement of the groups of figures, by the carefully studied execution of many
  • Jacob van Oost

    Jacob van Oost

    Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Colnaghi
    Kunsthandel P. de Boer bv
    French & Company, LLC
  • Jacob van Oost

    Jacob van Oost

    Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Colnaghi
    Kunsthandel P. de Boer bv
    French & Company, LLC
  • Jacques-Charles Oudry

    Jacques-Charles Oudry

    Biography :
  • William Porden

    William Porden

  • Jean-Francois Sablet

    Jean-Francois Sablet

    Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Jack Kilgore & Co., Inc.
  • Jacques Stella

    Jacques Stella

    Artist's Objects:
  • Philippe-Jacques Van Brée

    Philippe-Jacques Van Brée

    Artist's Objects:
  • Claude Joseph Vernet

    Claude Joseph Vernet