"Bouvier Pendant In Gold S With Miniature Portrait Woman 19th"This pendant is gold, however we have not found a hallmark. It contains a miniature inside.
Portrait of a 19th century woman with evening dress and executed with great precision by Pierre Louis Bouvier (1765-1836).
The pendant is gold, engraved. Here is the total weight: 16.6 grams
You will notice a deformation on the front face as well as a micro hole visible only from the inside (3rd photo), the opening system requires repair,
to open it just '' press the system with the tip of a needle. Frictions and wear
This type of object is really among the most refined in the objects of showcase
For the state thank you to detail the photos.
Pierre Louis Bouvier Geneva painter (1765-1836) Miniaturist, draftsman and portrait painter. Drawing teacher, author of a renowned painting manual and inventor of a pigment grinding machine Son of a master watchmaker from the Pays de Gex in France admitted to the Geneva bourgeoisie in 1756 and a Genevan mother raised in In Paris, Pierre-Louis Bouvier entered the public drawing school in Geneva at the age of thirteen. He became a pupil of the enameller Louis-André Fabre, then spent three years in Paris in the workshop of the famous miniaturist Antoine Vestier, while attending the Academy of Fine Arts. Back in Geneva in 1788, he practiced miniature in watercolor and gouache on ivory and showed two portraits at the first Geneva Salon the following year. In 1790, he married Marie Isaline Fé, daughter of an engraver and enameller, who would give him two girls and two boys. Kinship ties with the Geneva upper middle class favored his emigration to Germany in the mid-1790s, when the Geneva revolutions radicalized. Arrived in Hamburg in 1797, he practiced his art there successfully. Bouvier settled again in Geneva in 1801 and stayed frequently in Paris. He began to exhibit at the Salon of 1804, then obtained orders from the court in 1808. He painted in particular many portraits of the Empress Joséphine (Musée du Louvre, Paris), with whom it seems that he had introduced his fellow citizens Adam Töpffer and Firmin Massot. In 1816, in Geneva, the miniature portrait of Madame de Staël, which the artist would engrave thereafter, earned him great success. In addition to his miniatures of numerous Swiss, French and English personalities, he also produced portraits drawn and enhanced in watercolor or wash, as well as some oil portraits, which have remained very little known. Aside from his Parisian stays, Bouvier travels to Switzerland, Belgium and Holland. He exhibited regularly in Geneva, where he was appointed director of the School of Figure Drawing in 1828, a position he held until his death. In 1827 appeared the Manual of young artists and amateurs in painting, published in Strasbourg and Paris, which was to be very successful and which is still read today by specialists. Often republished (twice in French and eight times in German, including the last edition in 1910 in Leipzig), Bouvier's book will also be translated into English. The artist also spent long years developing and perfecting a pigment grinding machine, approved by the Institut de France and acquired in 1829 by the Ministry of the Navy to paint boats. The body of Pierre-Louis Bouvier's work is still poorly defined. Apart from the pieces kept at the Watchmaking Museum in Geneva, his works are dispersed in numerous private European collections. If the miniaturist has received the attention he deserves, the painter and portrait designer remains to be discovered. For the oils, Bouvier seems to have collaborated, as did Firmin Massot, with his longtime friend Adam Töpffer, who is said to have taken charge of the funds for the portraits located outside. However, there are also some remarkable interior portraits with many accessories, which have remained very little known, such as the Portrait of the Baroness De Lessert-Roux (1814) and the Portrait of Caroline Ducloux (1814). Sincere in his art, less flattering than Louis-Ami Arlaud-Jurine to which he was compared, a place in its own right belongs to him among the artists of the first Geneva School. »Sources: Maragdine Gallery
The photos form an integral part of the description.
Dimensions: Height: 5.5 cm (with ring)
Height: 4.5 cm (without ring
Width: 7.2 cm Width: 4 cm (closed)
Total weight: 16.6 grams (with miniature)