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Louis Leopold Boilly-Attrib. "Portrait of an official", oil on canvas, ca. 1820
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Demonstrating all stylistic criteria of works of the famous Parisian, turn of 19th century genre and portrait artist Louis Leopold Boilly (see our comparison images nr 8-13), this portrait of a still anonymous, mid-aged man in civile uniform has an absolutely typical (practically standard one) size of the artist's portrait works - 22 x 16,5 cm.
Louis-Leopold Boilly (1761 La Bassée - 1845) was a French painter. A number of his paintings vividly document the French middle-class social life of his time.
Boilly was born in La Bassée in northern France but moved to Arras at the age of seventeen to receive instruction in "trompe l'oeil" painting from Dominique Doncre (1743-1820). Seven years later Boilly moved to Paris where he exhibited in the Salon between 1791 and 1824 - receiving a gold medal in 1804.
In 1794, Boilly was condemned by the Comite de Salut Public, at the height of Terror, for the erotic undertones of his work. This offence was remedied by an eleventh-hour discovery in his home of the more patriotic Triumph of Marat (Musee des Beaux Arts, Lille) which saved him from serious penalties.
Boilly's early works tended towards a preference for amorous and moralising subjects. The Suitor's Gift is comparable to much of his work in the 1790's. His small-scale paintings with carefully mannered colouring and precise detailing recalled the work of Dutch seventeenth-century genre painters such as Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667), Willem van Mieris and Gerard ter Borch (1617-1681), of whose work Boilly owned an important collection. After 1794, Boilly began to produce far more crowded compositions that which serve as social chronicals. Boilly was also well respected for his portraiture, producing many portraits of the middle classes and other famous contemporaries.
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Provenance: antique shop in Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle, department Loiret, France
Condition: fairly good; frame by Parisian frame-maker Bleve (rue de Lancry, 4; 1st half of 19th century)
Creation Year: ca 1820
Measurements: UNFRAMED:22,0x16,5cm/8,7x6,5in FRAMED: 29,2x23,6cm/11,5x9,3in
Object Type: Framed oil painting
Style: 19th century paintings
Technique: oil on canvas
Creator: Louis-Leopold Boilly
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Creator Dates: 1761 La Bassée-1845
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