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Pierre Gouthière : virtuoso gilder at the French court / Charlotte Vignon and Christian Baulez ; with contributions by Anne Forray-Carlier, Joseph Godla, Helen Jacobsen, Luisa Penalva,, Anna Saratowicz-Dudyńska, and Emmanuel Sarméo.

Author/Creator:
Vignon, Charlotte, author.
Publication:
New York : The Frick Collection ; London: In association with D Giles Limited, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
408 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), plans ; 29 cm
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Subjects:
Gouthière, Pierre, 1732-1813 -- Catalogues raisonnés.
Gouthière, Pierre, 1732-1813 -- Exhibitions.
Gilt bronzes, French -- 18th century -- Exhibitions.
Gilt bronzes, French -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Gouthière, Pierre, 1732-1813.
Gilt bronzes, French.
Local subjects:
Gouthière, Pierre, 1732-1813. (search)
Form/Genre:
Catalogues raisonnés.
Exhibition catalogs.
Summary:
Pierre Gouthière : Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court' celebrates the life of Pierre Gouthière (1732-1813), considered to be one of the best Parisian bronze chasers and gilders of the eighteenth-century. Gouthière became gilder to Louis XV in 1767, and is credited with inventing a new type of gilding that left a matte finish - 'dorure au mat' - one of the hallmarks of his work. Although incredibly successful in his day, Gouthière died in relative obscurity and poverty; unlike some of his contemporaries his works never regained popularity after the French Revolution.The inclusion of detailed entries and plates of forty works positively attributed to Gouthière , five essays by leading experts which examine Gouthière 's life, career, clientele, and gilding techniques, as well as examples of his work from US, Russian, and British collections, ensure that this beautiful volume is an invaluable new resource on Gouthière . The only other volume on this master was published in 1920, and is now long out of print.
Contents:
Pierre Gouthière: a gilded legend / by Charlotte Vignon
The life and work of Pierre Gouthière / by Christian Baulez
Gouthière's network of architects and designers / by Anne Forray-Carlier
Gouthière's network of craftsmen / by Christian Baulez
"Twenty fingers on each hand": Pierre Gouthière's chasing and gilding techniques / by Joseph Godla
Gouthière's legacy: nineteenth-century collectors in Britain / by Helen Jacobsen
Catalogue raisonné
Appendix 1: Works by Gouthière described in invoices and auction catalogues dated from 1767 to 1813 / by Charlotte Vignon
Appendix 2: Craftsmen biographies / by Christian Baulez
Bibliography
Index.
Notes:
Published in conjunction with an exhibition organized by The Frick Collection in collaboration with the Musée des arts décoratifs/Musée Nissim de Camondo, Paris, and held at The Frick Collection, New York, November 16, 2016-February 19, 2017 and at the Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris, March 15-June 25, 2017.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-400) and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Adam H. Fetterolf Fund.
Contributor:
Baulez, Christian, author.
Forray-Carlier, Anne, writer of supplementary textual content.
Godla, Joseph, writer of supplementary textual content.
Jacobsen, Helen, 1962- writer of supplementary textual content.
Penalva, Luísa, writer of supplementary textual content.
Saratowicz-Dudyńska, Anna, writer of supplementary textual content.
Sarmeo, Emmanuel, writer of supplementary textual content.
Frick Collection, issuing body, host institution.
Musée des arts décoratifs (France), host institution.
Adam H. Fetterolf Fund.
Contains:
Gouthière, Pierre, 1732-1813. Works.
ISBN:
9781907804618
1907804617
OCLC:
945948898