Paris Carreau Des Halles : The Pea Scotters Around 1750 By Étienne Jeaurat flag

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"Paris Carreau Des Halles : The Pea Scotters Around 1750 By Étienne Jeaurat"
The Carreau des Halles and the pea shellers around 1750. Oil on canvas by Etienne Jeaurat (1699-1789). Oil on canvas which gave rise to an engraving by Aliamet in 1772. Etienne Jeaurat was born in a house at the corner of Saint-Victor and Les Fossés Saint-Victor streets, where his father, Nicolas Jeaurat and his mother, Marie Bourdillat, all two originating from Vermenton, carried on the wine trade under the sign of Tête-Noire, and baptized in Saint-Nicolas-du-Chardonnet the day after his birth. Most distinguished pupil of the painter Nicolas Vleughels who trained him and took him with him to Italy in 1724, when he was appointed director of the school of Rome, he had an excellent official career: approved in 1731 by the Academy Royal, he was received on July 24, 1733 as a history painter, with the adventure of Pyrame and Thisbe as a reception piece. After becoming a professor in 1743, he became rector in 1765 and chancellor in 1781. He exhibited at all salons from 1737 to 17694. He was, moreover, guard of the King's Cabinet in Versailles from 1767. His paintings on the life of streets of Paris remain picturesque and precious documents with scenes full of life as in our canvas with here a strong contrast between the presence of the pillory and the joy that is expressed among the characters in the foreground. In the engraving by Aliamet (1772), two quatrains in two columns vividly detail the scene in our painting: "Tired of good company - In Les Halles, these young farauds - By a bizarre mania - Come and assault bad words - These cute moods so gausseuse - Count envain on their cap - Station that Margot the Scotcher - Do not give to each his package. "We thus see in the background the guard at the Fish and, on the right, the houses with pillars which bordered the place , the pillory, the fountain and, next to it, the pea shellers from Les Halles. This central place of the market is also called "the Carreau des Halles", Les Halles is then essentially a market of processed products, and not only a place of sale of foodstuffs. Apart from these constructions, special places are reserved for the sale of wheat, bread and vegetables. The land on which the market is held belongs to royal power. This place is occupied by the pillory of the royal justice where the condemned were exposed to the mockery of the crowd before being sometimes executed. It will be abolished in 1786. It is an octagonal stone construction with a wooden floor, mobile and rotating on a pivot. The tower is pierced with openings large enough for the prisoner to pass his head and hands. Next to the pillory was a stone cross, near which insolvent debtors came publicly to transfer their property after a court decision. The king's pillory located in Les Halles was the only one in Paris, the high-justice lords having only the right to a scale of justice. The first pillory installed at a crossroads near Place de Grève was transferred to Les Halles during the reign of Saint-Louis. It was placed at the northeast corner of the fish market near the fountain and a cross. Very beautiful 18th century frame in gilded wood
Price : 5500 €
Artist : Etienne Jeaurat (1699 - 1789)
Period:18th century
Style:Louis 16th, Directory
Condition : Très bon état

Material : Huile sur toile
Width : avec cadre 107 cm, sans cadre 89 cm
Height : avec cadre 88 cm, sans cadre 70 cm

Reference : 606685
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