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Joseph Chinard (1756-1813)

Napoléon Bonaparte as First Consul | Napoléon Bonaparte, Premier Consul

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Joseph Chinard (1756-1813)

Joseph Chinard (1756-1813)

Napoléon Bonaparte as First Consul | Napoléon Bonaparte, Premier Consul

Napoléon Bonaparte as First Consul | Napoléon Bonaparte, Premier Consul

Estimate:

26,000

to
- 36,000 EUR

Lot sold:

32,760

EUR

Joseph Chinard (1756-1813), circa 1802-1804

Napoléon Bonaparte as First Consul


terracotta medallion; in a gilt wood frame

signed and located Chinard a Lyon, a label on the back MUSÉE HISTORIQUE DE LYON, HOTEL GADAGNE, 12 RUE GADAGNE and inscribed Maitre Tricou and Exposition du Bimillenaire

Diam. (terracotta) 19,7 cm ; 7½ in. ; diam. (frame) 31,7 cm, 12½ in.

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Joseph Chinard (1756-1813), vers 1802-1804

Napoléon Bonaparte, Premier Consul


médaillon en terre cuite ; dans un cadre en bois doré

signé et localisé Chinard a Lyon, une étiquette au dos MUSÉE HISTORIQUE DE LYON, HOTEL GADAGNE, 12 RUE GADAGNE et inscrit Maitre Tricou et Exposition du Bimillenaire

The terracotta medallion is in very good condition. The surface patinated with a light grey slip.

The giltwood frame with some worming and a few knocks.

Very desirable piece.


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Former collection Jean Tricou (1890-1977), Lyon, numismatist and curator at the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon;

Daniel Katz Gallery, London, where it was acquired in 2008 by the present owner.

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Ancienne collection Jean Tricou (1890-1977), Lyon, numismate et conservateur au musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon ;

Galerie Daniel Katz, Londres, où il fut acquis en 2008 par le propriétaire actuel.

Expositions du Bimillénaire, exh. cat., Lyon, Musée historique, 1958, p. 120, cat. no. 14.


Related Literature :

Catalogue des Sculptures par Joseph Chinard de Lyon formant la collection de M. le Comte Penha-Longa, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 1911, cat. no. 40.

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Expositions du Bimillénaire, cat. exp., Lyon, Musée historique, 1958, p. 120, cat. n° 14.


Référence bibliographique :

Catalogue des Sculptures par Joseph Chinard de Lyon formant la collection de M. le Comte Penha-Longa, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 1911, cat. n° 40 ;

Expositions du Bimillénaire, Lyon, Musée historique, 1958, no. 14 (lent by J. Tricou).

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Expositions du Bimillénaire, Lyon, Musée historique, 1958, n° 14 (prêté par J. Tricou).

Exhibited at the Musée Historique in Lyon, at the time of the city’s bi-millennium in 1958 (cat. no. 14), this terracotta medallion by Joseph Chinard (1756-1813) shows Napoleon in profile as First Consul (1799-1804), flanked by a Roman gladius and fasces. A similar medallion belonging to the celebrated Comte Penha-Longa collection (cf. op. cit.) was exhibited at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 1911. Another example, which bears a signature identical to the one on the present medallion, is in the Musée Carnavalet, Paris (inv. no. S23).


Joseph Chinard (1756-1813) was among the most popular sculptors of the French Empire and one of the Imperial family’s favourite portraitists. He trained first in a Lyon art school before studying in the studio of the sculptor Barthélémy Blaise (1738-1819). Between 1784 and 1787, he travelled to Rome where he made copies from the antique for the aristocrats and bourgeoisie of Lyon. In 1786, he won the first prize from the Accademia di San Luca for Perseus Rescuing Andromeda.

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Exposé lors du Bimillénaire de la ville de Lyon au Musée historique en 1958 (cat. n° 14), ce médaillon en terre cuite de Joseph Chinard (1756-1813) représente Bonaparte de profil en tant que Premier Consul (1799-1804), accompagné d’un glaive romain et d’un faisceau. Un médaillon similaire appartenant à la célèbre collection du Comte Penha-Longa (cf. op. cit.) fut exposé au Musée des Arts décoratifs en 1911. Un autre exemplaire, portant une signature identique à notre médaillon, est conservé au musée Carnavalet à Paris (inv. no. S23).


Joseph Chinard (1756-1813) était l'un des sculpteurs les plus populaires de l'Empire français et parmi les portraitistes favoris de la famille impériale. Il reçoit sa première formation dans une école lyonnaise de dessin avant d'étudier dans l'atelier du sculpteur Barthélémy Blaise (1738-1819). Entre 1784 et 1787, il part à Rome où il exécute des copies antiques, destinées à l’aristocratie et de la bourgeoisie lyonnaises. Il obtient en 1786 le premier prix de l’Académie de Saint-Luc pour son Persée délivrant Andromède.