01-07-2011 01-08-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2532B Boston
January 7, 2011 06:00 PMCalender
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Continental School, 19th Century Portrait of a Statesman, thought to be The Right Honorable Charles James Fox (1749-1806)

$1,422$1,200
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2532B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 08, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Continental School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Statesman, thought to be The Right Honorable Charles James Fox (1749-1806)
Signed "Prillieux" l.l., identified on labels affixed to the stretcher and the
frame backing.
Oil on canvas, 24 1/4 x 20 in. (61.5 x 50.9 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure.

Provenance: Sold to benefit The Discovery Museums, located in Acton, MA.

N.B. Acknowledged as a brilliant orator, Charles James Fox (British, 1749-1806) entered Parliament in 1768 and became leader of the Whigs in the House of Commons, where he opposed Britain's policy toward the American colonies and championed an end to the slave trade. A label on the stretcher locates and dates this painting to "Paris, 1805." Two labels identify the artist as "Priderux." However, the signature on the front reads "Prillieux." There are two artists by that surname listed as active in France in the 19th century, Edouard Ernest Prillieux and Pierre Victor Prillieux. (E. Bénézit Dictionnaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs [Paris: Librairie Gründ, 1976], vol. 8.)
Estimate $1,000-2,000

Keywords

Ernest Prillieux, Paris, Continental School, Acton, Massachusetts, Charles James Fox, Britain, House of Commons, leader, Pierre Victor Prillieux, Edouard Ernest Prillieux, France