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Henri Felix Emmanuel Philippoteaux

Study for the head of Jean-Baptiste Boyer-Fonfrede

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Henri Felix Emmanuel Philippoteaux

Henri Felix Emmanuel Philippoteaux

Study for the head of Jean-Baptiste Boyer-Fonfrede

Study for the head of Jean-Baptiste Boyer-Fonfrede

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Henri Felix Emmanuel Philippoteaux

1815- 1884 Paris, France

Study for the head of Jean-Baptiste Boyer-Fonfrede


Executed circa 1840s.

Black & white chalk heightened with white on buff paper 

9 1/2 x 8 1/2 in (24.1 x 21.6 cm)

15 7/8 x 15 in (40.3 x 38.1 cm) ; French cut mat with gold filet/gilted frame


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Brown spot under eye. Smaller age spont to left of this. Tiny gold loss on top left frame edge. 


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Courtesy of Barry Friedman

Henri Félix Emmanuel Philippoteaux was a French artist and illustrator born in Paris, in 1815. He studied at the studio of Léon Cogniet, and first exhibited his work at the Paris Salon of 1833. He is well known for his paintings in the form of cycloramas, large panoramic paintings on the inside of cylindrical platforms designed to proved viewers with the feeling of standing in the midst of the image.


Philippoteaux also produced a large number of works chronicling French politics, the Franco-Prussian war, and the rise and successes of Napoleon Bonaparte--including a portrait of Napoleon in his regimental uniform and a group of paintings of French victories in the Napoleonic Wars. Philippoteaux was awarded the Légion d’honneur, the highest French order of merit established by Napoleon Bonaparte, in 1846.


Portrayed here is Jean-Baptiste Boyer-Fonfrède, a French Girondin politician. A deputy to the National Convention from Bordeaux, he voted for the death of Louis XVI, denounced the September Massacres and accused Jean-Paul Marat. He was tried, condemned, and guillotined in Paris with the leading Girondin deputies on October 31, 1793.