Tony Robert-fleury (1837-1911) Portrait Of A Naval Captain flag

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"Tony Robert-fleury (1837-1911) Portrait Of A Naval Captain"
(Paris 1837 - 1911)
Portrait of a captain
Oil on mahogany panel
H. 43 cm; W. 33 cm
Signed lower left

Tony Robert-Fleury studied with his father Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury, then in the workshops of Léon Cogniet and Paul Delaroche at the École des beaux-arts in Paris. He bonded with his other students like Gustave Boulanger, Louis Gallet and Ernest Hébert. His first painting sent to the Paris Salon of 1866, is a large historical composition of the Warsaw massacre on April 8, 1861. The following year, the Luxembourg Museum bought his Vieilles femmes on the Place Navone, as well as The last day of Corinth. in 1870, from a subject of Livy. In 1880, he painted a ceiling for the Luxembourg Palace in Paris depicting The Glorification of French sculpture. Tony Robert-Fleury succeeds Bouguereau as president of the Society of French Artists, with whom he teaches at the Académie Julian, of which he is the titular professor. He was made Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1907. In 1908, he was elected President of the Taylor Foundation, a position he held until the end of his life.

He is renowned for his historical compositions, for his portraits and genre scenes.

It is a particularly interesting portrait offered to us by a young Tony Robert-Fleury, around 1860. It is rare at that time to see such a life in a portrait that we notice here by the action of the wind in the "favoris" (name of the beard worn by this captain of the vessel), as in the black tie whose knot would almost try to untie. Yet it is a flat white sea that can be seen above the rail, reflected under a heavy sky.

Unfortunately unidentified, this naval captain wearing a Legion of Honor rosette under his many gallons and epaulettes is depicted on the deck of his ship.
Price : 4600 €
Artist : Tony Robert-fleury
Period:19th century
Style:Louis Philippe, Charles 10th
Condition : Parfait état

Material : Huile sur panneau
Length: 43 cm hors cadre
Width : 33 cm hors cadre

Reference : 814512
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