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PAUL GRANDHOMME – ALFRED GARNIER – “LE PRINTEMPS”, CIRCA 1890

“LE PRINTEMPS”, CIRCA 1890
Large plaque in copper, translucent enamels, on a golden foil, showing one of the characters from “Primavera” by Botticelli
Signed by both artists
Wooden frame
30 cm. high; 14.5 cm. wide

An identical plaque is in the collection of the National Ceramics Museum in Sèvres. It was part of an order by the State and is registered in the State’s records. It was removed by the national museums on October 16th, 1891 (archives of the Musée d’Orsay).
Our plaque comes from Roger Marx’s inheritance. After his passing, it was bought back by his family at the estate sale on May 13th, 1914. It still bears on the back of it, the label corresponding to lot 114.

Exhibition
Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, 1891, n°55 (5)

Bibliography
Pascal Massé “Gustave Moreau, Botticelli et la peinture des Maîtres dans les arts du feu sur métaux à la fin du XIXème siècle – Un émail peint de Grandhomme et Garnier au Musée National de Céramique : Flora”, Revue de la Société des Amis du Musée National de Céramique, n° 10, 2001

Provenance
Formerly in the collection of Roger Marx