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Click to see full size: Late 19th century, French, oil of a Briard by Jules-Bertrand Gélibert (1834-1916)- Late 19th century, French, oil of a Briard by Jules-Bertrand Gélibert (1834-1916)

Gelibert, Jules-Bertrand - France (1834 - 1916)


 

 

Extract from Jules-Bertrand Gélibert of 31/05/1870 pricing his dog portraits:

“Voici le prix que je demande pour les portraits de chiens. La tête seule grandeur nature 150 francs, le chien entier demi grandeur nature 300 f., le chien entier grandeur nature 400 f. Si votre ami trouve l'un de ces prix à sa convenance, il pourrait envoyer son chien samedi prochain rue Cassini n°6 (près l'observatoire) où est l'atelier de mon père [.]. Je pourrai travailler ce jour là et le lendemain à la même heure. Je reviendrai à Paris dans une huitaine après et terminerai mon étude. Car ce serait peut-être gênant d'envoyer le chien ici ; j'ai bien un chenil bien fermé pour recevoir les chiens qu'on me confie, mais je crois qu'il sera plus commode pour votre ami de m'envoyer le chien à Paris”

"Here's the price I charge for dog portraits. The life-size single head 150 francs, the whole half-life-size dog 300 f., the whole life-size dog 400 f. If your friend finds one of these prices at his convenience, he could send his dog next Saturday on Cassini Street No. 6 (near the observatory) where my father's workshop is [.]. I will be able to work that day and the next day at the same time. I will return to Paris in eight years and finish my study. For it might be embarrassing to send the dog here; I do have a well-closed kennel to receive the dogs I am entrusted with, but I think it will be more convenient for your friend to send me the dog to Paris.”

 
 
Click to see full size: Late 19th century, French, oil of a Briard by Jules-Bertrand Gélibert (1834-1916)- Late 19th century, French, oil of a Briard by Jules-Bertrand Gélibert (1834-1916) Click to see full size: Late 19th century, French, oil of a Briard- Late 19th century, French, oil of a Briard




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