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Pierre Gouthière

Frick Collection, New York

NOW CLOSED

Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court

The Frick Collection is organizing the first exhibition to focus on Pierre Gouthière (1732–1813), the great French bronze chaser and gilder who worked for Louis XV and Louis XVI. The exhibition will shed new light on the artist’s production, life, and workshop through the presentation of twenty-one objects from public and private collections. Attributed with certainty to Gouthière, these works include clocks, vases, firedogs, wall lights, and mounts for Chinese porcelain and hardstone vases. Read more – or listen to a lecture on the artist by Charlotte Vignon here (from Wednesday 16 November).

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One of a pair of vases (c. 1770−75), gilt bronze by Pierre Gouthière, alabaster (probably 18th century) probably carved by Augustin Bocciardi or Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Delaplanche, green marble. After a design by François-Joseph Bélanger. Private collection. Photo: Joseph Godla

One of a pair of vases (c. 1770−75), gilt bronze by Pierre Gouthière, alabaster (probably 18th century) probably carved by Augustin Bocciardi or Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Delaplanche, green marble. After a design by François-Joseph Bélanger. Private collection. Photo: Joseph Godla

Pair of candelabra (1783), gilt bronze by Pierre Gouthière after a design by François-Joseph Bélanger. The Frick Collection, New York, gift of Sidney R. Knafel, 2016. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Pair of candelabra (1783), gilt bronze by Pierre Gouthière after a design by François-Joseph Bélanger. The Frick Collection, New York, gift of Sidney R. Knafel, 2016. Photo: Michael Bodycomb

Vase (c. 1775−80), gilt bronze by Pierre Gouthière, green Greek porphyry possibly carved by Augustin Bocciardi or Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Delaplanche. After a design by François-Joseph Bélanger. Musée du Louvre, Paris; photo: RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY

Vase (c. 1775−80), gilt bronze by Pierre Gouthière, green Greek porphyry possibly carved by Augustin Bocciardi or Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Delaplanche. After a design by François-Joseph Bélanger. Musée du Louvre, Paris; photo: RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource, NY

Two pot-pourri vases (c. 1770−75), gilt bronze by Pierre Gouthière, Chinese hard-paste porcelain, 18th century. Musée du Louvre, Paris; photo: RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

Two pot-pourri vases (c. 1770−75), gilt bronze by Pierre Gouthière, Chinese hard-paste porcelain, 18th century. Musée du Louvre, Paris; photo: RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

Pot-pourri vase (detail; c. 1770−75), gilt bronze by Pierre Gouthière, Chinese hard-paste porcelain, 18th century.

Pot-pourri vase (detail; c. 1770−75), gilt bronze by Pierre Gouthière, Chinese hard-paste porcelain, 18th century. Musée du Louvre, Paris; photo: RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY

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