Frame with palm leaves gilded wood (wear). Dimensions (frame): 59 x 49 cm. Dimensions (view picture): 38 x 26 cm.Some wear paper (see photos). Jean gigoux, born Jean Francois Gigoux January 6, 1806 in besançon and died in Paris December 11, 1894, is a painter, draftsman, lithographer, illustrator and French art collector. Jean gigoux was born in a house on the existing site jean gigoux in besançon. His father, Claude Etienne Gigoux (sometimes spelled Gigout) is farrier. Originally from Sappy (high-Saône), he married in besançon 20 Frimaire of Year V (10 December 1796) jeanne françoise lamarche, also a native of High-Saône. Three daughters were born of their union before the birth of jeans and her twin sister elect, January 6, 1806 .
Jean gigoux studied at the School of Fine Arts besançon, then at the School of Fine Arts in Paris in 1828. In 1833, he collaborated in picturesque store. In 1835, he illustrated 850 woodcuts gil blas of Lesage, which earned him great fame.He was appointed Knight of the Legion of Honor June 4, 1842, and was promoted to officer on July 13, 1880. He published in 1885 a series of talks about the artists of my time. He lived with the Countess Haska, the widow of Balzac honored. At his death in 1894 he bequeathed more than 3000 drawings and 460 paintings of the Spanish school, Nordic, German and English including a portrait of the Duke of Richelieu by thomas lawrence at the Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology of besançon, he became one of the four major donors. The catalogs of the collection and Gigoux of works have been published the year after his death by alexander Estignard. A grave monument dedicated to him at the cemetery fields Bruley besançon. The item \The seller is \This article can be shipped worldwide.