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Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude
  • Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude

Gaspard Lamuniere Swiss Pencil Academic Life Drawings Nude

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£700.00


Product Description

The drawings are rare examples of the early work of Gaspard Lamuniere, most likely made during his studies at the Calabri Drawing School (Ecole du Calabri) in Geneva.

The college was founded in 1748 and headed by the engraver and draughtsman Pierre Soubeyran (1709-1775). It’s most notable student was the animal painter Jacques-Laurent Agasse (1767-1849), who learnt enough there, to find a place at the College of Fine Art in Paris and later the studio of Jacques Louis David.

Many of its students were less fortunate and would instead give themselves to the Industrial Arts, which comprised a large portion of the Swiss Economy. Lamuniere was one of these, who in different circumstance, might have found a better platform for his talents. It would take until 1903 for the Swiss Government to establish a Fine Art School.

Gaspard Lamuniere (1810-1865) was a Swiss painter, best known for his small and highly detailed enamel paintings. Born the middle son of a modest family, Lamuniere was a precocious talent who took his own drawing classes before the age of fourteen. The proceeds helped to pay for his apprenticeship as an enamellist and later his way through the Calabri Public Drawing school in Geneva. He learnt from his fellow classmates Jean Leonard Lugardon and Joseph Hornung, but would shelve his artistic ambitions in favour of earning a living.

Two of the drawings portray the same model. One is double-sided, another shows the faint outlines of a head that was never finished. The example on laid-paper depicts a different model and bears the signature “Lamuniere G.” The handwriting conforms to Lamuniere’s and can be verified by the many enamel paintings that bear the same signature.

Size of Drawing (Wove Paper): 52 x 33cm (20½ x 13”)
Size of Drawing (Wove Paper): 53 x 28.5cm (20¾ x 11”)
Size of Drawing (Laid Paper): 45 x 28.5cm (17¾ x 11¼)

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