|Collection||Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums|
|Artist||Boulanger, Gustave (French painter, 1824-1888)|
|Description||In this portrait of the famous architect, Charles Garnier is shown in profile, his head facing to the right. He has a moustache and thick, curly, greying hair. He wears a black jacket with a white collar and a black tie, in which there appears to be a red tie-pin.|
|Current Accession Number||ABDAG002625|
|Former Accession Number||1.1.11|
|Inscription||front lr 'G.R. Boulanger 1884'|
|Subject||portrait (Garnier, Charles)|
|Measurements||32.5 x 26.7 cm cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Acquisition Details||Bequeathed by Alexander and Mrs Macdonald 1901.|
|Provenance||Commissioned from the artist by Alexander Macdonald.|
One of over 90 artist's portraits and self-portraits commissioned by Alexander Macdonald, and by his wife after his death in 1884, from the artists whom he knew and/or admired. The portraits were of uniform size (Macdonald supplied each artist with the stretched canvas).
Garnier used Macdonald's granite for the Paris Opera House.
|Rights Owner||Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums|