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Charles Victor Thirion
PAYSANNE DE LA CREUSE
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SELECT WORKS FROM THE JAMES PRENDERGAST LIBRARY, SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ENDOWMENT FUND

Charles Victor Thirion
PAYSANNE DE LA CREUSE
Estimate
25,00035,000
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Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Charles Victor Thirion
1833-1878
PAYSANNE DE LA CREUSE
signed V C Thirion and dated 1874 (lower left)
oil on canvas laid down on board
52 by 37 1/2 in.
132.1 by 95.3 cm
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Provenance

Acquired through the Prendergast Bequest, 1891

Exhibited

Probably, Paris, Salon des Artistes Français, 1874, no. 1709

Literature

Probably, Émile Bellier de la Chavignerie and Louis Auvray, Dictionnaire Général des Artistes de l'École Française, Paris, n.d., vol. 2, p. 565
Probably, Le Monde Illustré, Paris, 1874, vol. XXXV, p. 58
Probably, Nestor Paturot, Le Salon de 1874, Paris, 1874, p. 247-8
Descriptive Catalogue of the Art Gallery of the James Prendergast Library Association, 
Jamestown, 1906, no. 20 (as Industry and incorrectly attributed to Eugène Romain Thirion) 
Katherine E. Manthorne, The Mirror Up to Nature: A Catalogue of 19th and 20th Century Paintings in the Collection of The James Prendergast Library Association, Jamestown, New York, 1982, p. 51 (as Industry and incorrectly attributed to Eugène Romain Thirion)

Catalogue Note

William Bouguereau was not only one of the most successful artists of the nineteenth century but one of its most influential teachers at both the École des Beaux-Arts and the Académie Julian. Among his early students were Leon Perrault, Alfred-Francois Delobbe, Gustave Jacquet, Guillaume Seignac and Charles Victor Thirion.  Thirion not only followed Bouguereau’s Academic technique but choice of subject, sending compositions of young peasant women absorbed in their daily tasks to the Salon.  The artist soon attracted the attention of powerful dealer Goupil who acquired dozens of the artist’s works through the 1870s with a significant number soon delivered to American collectors. 

19th Century European Art

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