Jehan Georges Vibert

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Jehan Georges Vibert
1840-1902
A Cardinal in Profile
1880
Watercolor on paper.
4 7/8 x 3 3/8 inches
Gift of John M. Thayer.
2004.13
Inscription: 

Signed "J. G. Vibert" and dated "1880".

Provenance: 
Christie's East, February 16, 1993, lot 47; Harwood Fine Arts; John M. Thayer, Wilmington, DE.
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A history painter and a founder of the Société des Aquarellistes, Vibert is best known for his paintings of clerics. For a pastel (#46) and a watercolor (#57) of the model represented in the present drawing, see Eric M. Zafran, Cavaliers and Cardinals: Nineteenth Century French Anecdotal Paintings (Cincinnati, 1992).

Associated names: 

Thayer, John M. (John MacLane), 1944-2004, former owner.

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