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Jean Philippe Goulu "Pedro I of Brazil and his wife Maria Leopoldine of Austria", two miniatures, 1817
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Jean Philippe Goulu was born in 1786 in Geneva and died in 1853 in Buenos Aires. His father was a portrait miniaturist, his brother - Ferdinand Sebastian - a writer. Obviously, Goulu trained with his father and later continued his artistic career in France where he remained until the fall of the 1st Empire. In 1817, he came to Rio de Janeiro, where he established himself as a court miniaturist and drawing teacher of King
Joćo VII. In 1824, he went to Buenos Aires and, in December of the same year, announced himself in the local newspaper as a "portrait miniature painter, who guarantees resemblance of sitters in portraits made by him". Immediately, he became a sought-after portraitist of Buenos Aires high society, especially ladies and military personalities. In 1828, he succeeded Swiss artist Joseph Guth as professor of the drawing class at the University of Buenos Aires. He also gave private lessons to representatives of the local elite.
Condition: good in original gilt-metal frames (one - with artist's Parisian carte-de-visite on verso)
Creation Year: 1817
Measurements:UNFRAMED:7,3x5,2cm/2,9x2,0in FRAMED: 8,0x6,1cm/3,1x2,4in
Object Type:Framed miniatures
Style: Portrait Miniatures
Technique: both: watercolor on ivory
Inscription:both are signed: Goulu
Creator: Jean Philippe Goulu
Creator Dates: 1786 Geneva-1853 Buenos Aires
OBS: Austrian mail refunds cases of loss or damage with maximum EUR 500.
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