Charlotte Vignon: “Pierre Gouthière: A Virtuoso Rediscovered”

November 16, 2016

In 1767, Louis XV appointed Pierre Gouthière doreur seul ordinaire (gilder to the king), thus initiating his long, prestigious career in the service of the French court. In conjunction with the special exhibition, the show’s curator discusses the artist’s life and production, as well as his relationship to the powerful clientele he served. Vignon shares exciting discoveries made while researching the exhibition and its accompanying catalogue, which shed new light on what was previously a fragmentary picture of one of the greatest French artists of the eighteenth century.

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