Picture of Pierre Gouthiere (English Edition)(Shrinkwrapped)

Pierre Gouthiere (English Edition)(Shrinkwrapped)

Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court
by Charlotte Vignon, Christian Baulez, et al.


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Pub Date: 2016
Format: Hardback
Pages: 408
Size: 11.00 x 9.50 x 1.50 inches

ISBN: 9781907804618
TB Code: 2001287
Availability: 176 in stock

Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court celebrates the life of Pierre Gouthière (1732-1813), considered to be one of the best Parisian bronze chasers and gilders of the eighteenth-century. Gouthière became gilder to Louis XV in 1767, and is credited with inventing a new type of gilding that left a matte finish—dorure au mat—one of the hallmarks of his work. Although incredibly successful in his day, Gouthière died in relative obscurity and poverty; unlike some of his contemporaries his works never regained popularity after the French Revolution.