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Title Charles Garnier
Collection Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Artist Boulanger, Gustave (French painter, 1824-1888)
Date 1884 (dated)
Signed yes
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
Author Jennifer Melville



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