"Table Attributed To Piat Joseph Sauvage, Two Loves, Late Eighteenth."Oil on canvas rentoilée representing two putti simulating a low relief in bronze. Canvas size 113 cm x 81 cm. Presumably a door top. I point out some restorations and a small lack at the top in the middle part, not serious. Modern enedrement. The background is treated in grisaille, the putti in imitation of low reliefs carved patinated bronze. Piat Joseph Sauvage made greyness and door-tops in his hometown of Tournai for royal houses (Palace of Versailles, Fontainebleau, Compiègne) Scenes in the Antique, still lifes, allegories and bacchanals of putti were his themes. He was elected to the Royal Academy in 1783, became the first painter of Louis-Joseph Bourbon, Pince de Condé, then King Louis XVI.This is where he painted the portraits and medallions of the royal family of France and portraits of famous men.It is represented in various French (Louvre, ..) and international museums including the Metropolitan Museum.
The painting has been seen and confirmed by the firm of expertise of old paintings Turquin in Paris.