GEORGES PICARD (1857-1946)

Une Nuit de Noces

Country of Origin France
Dated c. 1910
Medium Oil on panel
Signed/Dated Signed lower right
Dimensions 13.00inch wide (33.02 cm wide)
16.00inch high (40.64 cm high)
Framed Dimensions 16.00inch wide (40.64 cm wide)
19.00inch high (48.26 cm high)
Condition Excellent

GEORGES PICARD (1857-1946) Biography

Georges Picard, the youngest son of Louis Picard, studied in Paris with Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts. He exhibited regularly at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, and was its treasurer for many years.
While working as a painter he also illustrated Perrault's Sigurd and Tales. He received several important commissions, including work on the casino in Monte Carlo, the French embassy in Vienna, the foyer of the Lille theatre, the Petit Palais, and the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, where he decorated the Galerie Lobau linking the two entrance halls with allegory of human progress between 1892 and 1898. His easel paintings often depicted childhood scenes and nudes in a manner reminiscent of the light style of the 18th century.
Museum and Gallery Holdings
St Louis (AM): two paintings


This charming and unusual work is titled "Une Nuit De Noces" - meaning the night of the honeymoon. It shows the couples clothes and shoes strewn across the floor and the mans top hat next to the bed. The woman's arm can be seen to the left and the mans gleg to the right as the two indulge in a night of passion. A stunning painting.

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