The Frick Collection Organizing First Major Exhibition on Eighteenth-Century Royal Gilder Gouthière
November 16, 2016, through February 19, 2017
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 approximately thirty 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 hard-stone vases. The exhibition is organized by Charlotte Vignon, Curator of Decorative Arts, The Frick Collection. Based on new art historical and technical research, the exhibition and catalogue promise to transform our understanding of one of the greatest artists of eighteenth-century France.
Concerning the image above….Bronzes by Pierre Gouthière, designed by Jean-FrançoisThérèse Chalgrin and François-Joseph Bélanger Side Table (detail), French, Paris, 1781 Marble and gilt bronze The Frick Collection, New York Photo: Michael Bodycomb More info……