Pierre-Achille Poirot (1797-1852)
Title: Place de La Concorde, Paris, with the Sculpture "Brest" by Jean Pierre Cortot (1787-1843) created in 1836
Medium: Black chalk and white heightening on brown wove paper, mounted to off white support
Date Of Execution: 1849
Dimensions: Oval matting window: 16 3/4 x 22 1/8"
Signature: Signed lower right: A. Poirot 1849
Shepherd Gallery, New York
Millie Moorman Collection, Saratoga Springs NY and Kansas City, MO
References And Exhibitions:
Exhibited and Illustrated: Shepherd Gallery, FRENCH NINETEENTH CENTURY PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS AND WATERCOLORS AT SHEPHERD GALLERY, SUMMER 1995, No. 20
The square was designed in 1755 by Ange-Jacques Gabriel, the most prominent French architect of his generation, and named Place Louis XV, after the then king. Its centrepiece was an equestrian statue of the monarch, which had been commissioned in 1748 by the city and sculpted by Edme Bouchardon and Jean-Baptiste Pigalle.
The building in the background became the opulent home of the Duc d'Aumont. It was later purchased by the Comte de Crillon, whose family resided there until 1907. The famous luxury Hôtel de Crillon, which currently occupies the building, took its name from its previous owners.
Mounted to support, otherwise good condition
Numerous pencil insriptions verso, including a possible signature.
Price: (US) $1,200.00
Inventory Number: FA10412
Artist Nationality : French
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