H: 17 in / 43 cm | W: 18 in / 45 cm | D: 7 in / 18 cmDescription
by Pierre Louis Détrier
Constructed in a well cast patinated bronze; mounted on a rectangular cavetto moulded plinth, bearing a cartouche with the legend 'Un Amateur, Salon 1888', the connoisseur, dressed in the 18th century manner closely inspects a painting, supported on an easel, with a magnifying glass, a cockaded hat and a book close by. Signed to the book by the artist.
French, Circa 1890
Exhibited in Salon of 1888, Paris.Literature
Paul Louis Détrier (1822-1897)
Born in Vougé court in the Haute-Saône region of eastern France, and an exhibitor at the Paris Salon from 1866 onwards. His work may be seen in Langres Arts Museum, close to his birthplace.
Benezit, E. Dictionnaire Critique & Documentaire Des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs & Graveurs 14 Volumes. France: Grund/Hilmarton Manor Press, 2006, Vol IV.
Berman, Harold. Bronzes, Sculptors and Founders 1800-1930, 3 Volumes. Chicago [Ill.]: Abage, 1977. Vol II, p. 336 (illus. pl. 1214).