"Drawing T.gudin Landscape Thun Lake Thun Castle Chalet Character Nineteenth"
Drawing by Théodore Gudin * showing a view of the city of Thun in Switzerland with its castle built on a hill, a chalet overlooking Lake Thun in the foreground, XIXth century. This drawing comes from a set of 4 complete notebooks of the painter. They are not signed but come from the studio of Théodore Gudin, many drawings are annotated by his hand. The drawings in these notebooks are done in pencil, charcoal or ink. They are stuck on a sheet of paper (which can be slightly torn, chipped or stained see pictures). Please look at the pictures before buying. * GUDIN Théodore Jean Antoine, known as Baron Born August 15, 1802 in Paris Died April 12, 1880. Gudin was the first painter to be named official painter of the navy in 1830. Gudin passed the entrance exams at the school But he entered the United States Navy and embarked on the brig Manchester. In the USA, he met exiled Bonapartists, he took part in a mission to watch the fishery in Newfoundland and witnessed terrible shipwrecks. Back in France he finds his brother HoraceVernet student who trains him in the maritime painting. New drama the death of his brother.However he continues. Success came quickly. He opens a workshop, students follow his teaching. In 1827 great success with "the fire of Kent". Charles X ordered him in 1828 a painting "the death of the ensign Bisson". Friend of Dupetit-Thouars, he is appointed painter of the Royal Navy and takes part in the expedition of Algiers. Under Louis-Philippe, he was named baron and he ordered 90 paintings to commemorate the museum of Versailles the memory of the episodes of our naval history. Gudin travels in Italy, in Russia realizes sketches of Russian naval maneuvers. He returns to France on "La Danae". In 1844, he married the daughter of a Lord, goddaughter of Louis-Philippe. The revolution of 1848 arrives. He shares his life between France and England. He keeps good relations with all the political powers. In the 1852 coup, Gudin helped the Republicans. Gudin accompanies Emperor Napoleon III to Algeria, then returns to Tangier on "Queen Hortense". Gudin founded the Central Shipwreck Rescue Society. In 1870 Gudin is in England. Gudin slowly falls into oblivion, only his pupil Morel-Fatio is known. This artist has known the highest glory under the Restoration, the most violent attacks and the most obscure oblivion. (source: http://peintres-officiels-de-la-marine.com/uile/gudin.htm) Highly rated artist see ART PRICE, referenced in the Bénézit. Dimensions: 45 cm x 29.7 cm Reference: 5-11 All photos are on: www.antiques-delaval.com