Maurice Blanchard 1945 Peinture à l'huile 50 x 65 cm Peintre.
Montmartre rue Berthe 14 janvier 1903 - place du Tertre 31 décembre
1969. Deux périodes, la première assez proche des Nabis, puis,
après la seconde guerre, très naïve et très colo...
Jules Petroz was born in 1960 in Geneva. Initiated
by his parents, also antiquarians, to the world of fine art and
antiques, he studied History of Art at the University of Geneva. Jules
has more than 20 years experience to his active, and since 1990, has
been collaborating with his wife, Aicha. They deal mainly in
Switzerland and in France, and their research extends to the rest of
Europe, where they are always on the lookout for unique pieces. They
have been supplying museums, world-renowned galleries and interior
designers with rare pieces of furniture.
Their interest covers antiques, from archaeological finds to contemporary pieces and modern design, as well as Haute Époque, Renaissance and the 18th Century, with a special interest in Old Master drawings, prints, paintings and ceramics. They also buy books, sculptures and old photographs. Always on the move, from one fair to another, they visit large and small galleries as well as private clients.
Aicha and Jules are well-known figures in Geneva, having discovered, hidden beneath a pastel painting, what very seemingly appears to be a portrait of a late 19th-Century actress, demi-mondaine Mary Laurent, by Edouard Manet.
Working closely with experienced professionals, they provide the best service for removals,
clearing out apartments, attics and basements.
Additionally, Jules is available for advice in investment in art and antiques.
For appointments, please call 00 41 78 7654321 or contact by email.
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WE WILL PURCHASE ALL FORMS OF ANTIQUITIES
Wednesdays and Saturdays
At Geneva's Plainpalais flea market
Jules Petroz is also the author of a book " Un Manet si bien cache "
In his book, Jules Petroz relates how with his wife Aïcha, they found a
hidden treasure beneath a worthless pastel on paper. Bought for a few
francs at Geneva Flea Market, a beautiful portrait of a ravishing woman
secreted under another insipid portrait. After month of research and
hard work they concluded that it couldn’t be attributed to any artist
but Edouard Manet; than this masterpiece could be the source itself of
impressionism, inspired by the actress demimondaine and courtesan fin
de siecle Mery Laurent.
To avoid a fatal destruction due to it’s erotic charge, the languorous portrait had no other choice than to be hidden for more than a hundred years.
A captivating intrigue in a Paris Second Empire, the secret world of an apparently insignificant woman, who has held under her influence the most eminent men of her time if not there mistress.: le prince de Metternich, Robert de Montesquiou, George Moore, Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, Huysmans, Bloy, Degas, Antonin Proust, Louise Abbema, Mendes, Sully Prud’homme, Champsaur, Paul Adam, Gambetta, Theodore Duret, Emile Banche, Whistler, Odilon Redon, Reynaldo Hahn,Verlaine…
Mery Laurent was also Nana for Emile Zola, Stephane Mallarme’s crazy love and Odette Swan for Marcel Proust
Jules Petroz, describes in a provocative way his gigantic struggle when a new Manet appears on the very private land of big merchants and experts, lords of the sacrosanct art market.