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Jean Joseph Weerts
Victorian 1800s period oil portrait painting of French minister of the colonies

1892

$1,112.96

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A fine intimist portait of Florent Antoine Guillain (1844-1915) - the French maritime engineer who designed a major upgrade to the port of Dunkirk, and rose to a senior level in the Ministry of Public Works. He was elected to the chamber of deputies in 1896 as a moderate Progressive Republican, and was Minister of the Colonies in 1898–99. The work dates to the late 19th century and is offered with its pendant, the portrait of Guillain's wife, Louise, in fashionable dress, and holding a fan. Jean-Joseph Weerts (1 May 1846, Roubaix - 28 Septembre 1927, Paris) was a French painter of Belgian origin who worked in the Academic style. His father was a mechanical engineer who gave him his first introduction to drawing. Later, in 1858, he attended the Académie des Beaux-arts de Roubaix. With a stipend from Roubaix, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-arts in 1867, working in the studios of Alexandre Cabanel. Weerts produced nearly 700 works on historical and religious themes. His painting "The Death of Bara" earned him the Legion d'Honneur in 1884. He also decorated a number of public buildings throughout France and participated in several official projects for the Third Republic, including the Hôtel de Ville, the Sorbonne and the Hôtel des Monnaies. Works by the artist are in the museums of Dijon, Lyon and Nancy. Both portraits presented here are signed by Weerts and dated 189(?)2. Painted on mahogany panels, they measure 33 x 24 cm each.

Details

  • Creator
    Jean Joseph Weerts (1847-1927, French)
  • Creation Year
    1892
  • Dimensions
    Height: 13 in. (33 cm)Width: 9.45 in. (24 cm)Depth: 0.4 in. (1 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    The portrait of Louise has visible restauration to two vertical splits in the panel. Both portraits have slight stains on the surface and some minor wear in background areas, as visible in the photos.
  • Gallery Location
    Norwich, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU99136205912

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    Ships From: Paris, France
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