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Publisher: BOILLY, L.
Title: Le Neuvieme Mois.
Published in: Paris, c. 1830-1900
   
Size: 10.2 x 8.5 inches.
26.0 x 21.5 cm.
Coloring:

In original colours.
Condition: In mint condition. Original hand coloured lithography. Re-strike from the original stone from ca. 1900. Size of the sheet 330x255mm.
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Lithograph depicting a woman and her husband awaiting for the childbirth moment.

Belonging to the series "LES GRIMACES" by Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845), lithographed by François Séraphin Delpech (1778–1825).

The French artist Louis-Leopold Boilly (1761-1845) was the son of a wood-carver, Louis-Léopold Boilly. Louis-Leopold lived in Douai until he was seventeen years of age, when he went to Arras to receive instruction in trompe-l'oeil painting at Domenica Doncre before moving to Paris in 1785.
Between 1789 and 1791 he executed eight small scenes on moralizing and amorous subjects for the Avignon collector Esprit-Claude-François Calvet.
He exhibited at the Salon between 1791 and 1824 and received a gold medal at the Salon in 1804. These paintings thoroughly observed and reflected all aspects of urban life, its costumes and its habits, between the revolutionary period and the Restoration.
In 1823, Boilly produced a series of humorous lithography's entitled Grimaces.
In 1833, at a time when his popularity was declining, he was admitted to the Légion d'honneur and the Institut de France.
His three sons, Julien Léopold (1796-1874), Édouard (1799-1854) and Alphonse Léopold (1801-1867), were also painters. (Susan Siegfried. The Art of Louis-Léopold Boilly, p. 122-123).




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