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Charles VOILLEMOT

Tuesday 15 March 2016, by Barbara Cogollos

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HUILE SUR TOILE : « ALLEGORIE DE LA MUSIQUE » SIGNE EN BAS A GAUCHE : CHARLES VOILLEMOT

He was born in december on the 9th 1823 in Paris. VOILLEMONT is a painter of mythological compositions, allegorical subjects, scenes of genre, portraits and watercolors. A prolific and versatile artist, he was a pupil of Michel Drölling.

He made his debut at the Paris Salon in 1845 and received a medal and a second one in 1870, when he was named Knight of the Legion of Honor.

VOILLEMOT is also the designer of the Imperial Pavilion of 1867 at the Universal Exhibition and the theater of Fontainebleau and the Palace of Congress of Chile in Santiago.

VOILLEMOT dies in April on the 9th in 1893 in Paris, leaving behind him a fine work. It is exhibited in many museums including Pontoise, "young girl crowned with flowers" and Reims, "Cupid" or the Victor Hugo Museum in Paris, for whom he painted a portrait of her grandchildren. Present also in public sale, VOILLEMOT is a popular artist among collectors, and on the 1st July 1992, his painting "Naked young girl in the nest" was awarded 45OOO francs.

The painting that we offer is quite typical of the work of VOILLEMOT by his allegorical subject, his refinement and his mastery of painting techniques clearly classify as a work of maturity.

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