The French Paintings

Portrait of man

Philippe CHERY (1759-1826)

1786

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Philippe Chéry (1759-1826) Portrait d'homme, 1786, huile sur bois, 60 x 75 cm © musée des beaux-arts de Quimper

Oil on canvas

873-1-411

Bequeathed by Jean-Marie de Silguy in 1864

H. 60 cm - L. 75 cm

Chéry is a painter who produced few works and who is known particularly for his involvement in the Revolution.  This portrait, for a long time attributed to Greuze, is remarkable for its great simplicity, characteristic of the painter’s style and of the genre of portraiture at the end of the 18th century. The décor, expressed as the back of a chair, is superfluous.  The simplicity of the unidentified model and the white clothing could allude to the revolutionary ideology of the time. 

The French Paintings

Portrait of man

Philippe CHERY (1759-1826)

1786

Enlarge picture jpg 117Ko (See the caption hereafter) (modal window)
Philippe Chéry (1759-1826) Portrait d'homme, 1786, huile sur bois, 60 x 75 cm © musée des beaux-arts de Quimper

Oil on canvas

873-1-411

Bequeathed by Jean-Marie de Silguy in 1864

H. 60 cm - L. 75 cm

Chéry is a painter who produced few works and who is known particularly for his involvement in the Revolution.  This portrait, for a long time attributed to Greuze, is remarkable for its great simplicity, characteristic of the painter’s style and of the genre of portraiture at the end of the 18th century. The décor, expressed as the back of a chair, is superfluous.  The simplicity of the unidentified model and the white clothing could allude to the revolutionary ideology of the time. 

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