Pair of Calligraphic Watercolor Paintings Signed and Dated 1791 by Joseph Bernard
Pair of calligraphic watercolor painting signed and dated 1791 by Joseph Bernard.
Fine pair of calligraphic profile portraits that are watercolor and ink on paper and signed and dated 1791 by Joseph Bernard watercolor artist who lived between 1740 and 1809.
The two paper artworks each measure 19 inches tall by 13 inches wide made in the late 1700s (18th century).
The overall wall art measures 22 inches tall by 15 inches wide in each of the gilded gold leaf picture frames.
Jean-Joseph Bernard was a master writer of French 18th century, born in 1740 at Luneville, and died at Saint-Cloud in 1809.
Bernard was renowned for creating such profiles of aristocratic French personages in this period. Provenance: W. Russell Button, Chicago, Illinois; Property of a Southern Gentleman, Atlanta, Georgia.
References: Bernard: portrait painter in pen: Musée du Château, Lunéville, Meurthe-et-Moselle (General inventory of monuments and artistic riches of France, Lorraine Regional Commission), ed. by Lucien Biot, photogr. by Daniel Bastien .
Metz: ed. Serpenoise, 1994. 18 p., 23 cm. James M. Wells, "The Academic Writing Bureau: a footnote to the history of French calligraphy", in Papers of the Bibliographic Society of America 51 (1951), p. 203-213.
Victor Advielle, records of calligraphers Bernard, said in Paris, and Bernard said of Melun, and the Chevalier de Berny, calligrapher and economist of the xviii th century .
Paris: G. Rapilly, 1897. 8 °, 41 p. Extract from Meeting of the Societies of Fine Arts of the Departments, twenty-first session (April 20-24, 1897) (Paris: 1897) p. 155-187.
Thierry Franz, Jean-Joseph Bernard (1740-1809), a singular artist at the museum of the castle of Lunéville .
In Le Pays lorrain 90 (March 2009), p. 19-24. Claude Mediavilla .
History of French calligraphy .
Paris: 2006, p. 302-303 (with 5 illustrations).
Jérôme Peignot, From the stroke of a pen to counter-writing .
Paris: J. Damase, (1983). 176 p., Ill.
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