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Large set under glass of Montpetit V. (1713-1800)

Man wearing the medal of the Order of St. Louis

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Signed and dated lower left "V De Montpetit 1783"
Oil on canvas fixed under glass
Height : 70 cm - Width : 60 cm
Late 18th century, Louis XVI period
Provenance : Private Collection Paris
Traces of moisture. Beautiful carved and gilded molded wood frame decorated with friezes of heart and pearls

Vincent de Monpetit is the inventor of this technique of eludoric painting or fixed under glass.

Arnauld Vincent was born in Mâcon on December 13, 1713. He adopted the pseudonym of Montpetit around 1760 after his installation in Paris. Extremely curious and inventive, he was at the same time a painter, a "mechanic" and a writer; he was particularly passionate about watchmaking - he also founded a watchmaking factory in Bourg-en-Bresse - and for the construction of metal bridges. After reverses of fortune in 1763, he devoted himself mainly to painting, living mainly from the activity of restorer of paintings. Inventor of eludoric painting, Greek Elaïon (oil) and Hudor (water), and fixed under glass, processes intended to respond to the problems posed by the degradation of paintings, he presented his discoveries at the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1775 where they were approved. Vincent enjoyed the king's and the court's favor while he was alive and he commissioned many portraits and miniatures

His works are rare, especially his under glass.


The best known in this technique is the portrait of Louis XV kept at the Palace of Versailles

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Arnauld Vincent was born in Mâcon on December 13, 1713. He adopted the pseudonym of Montpetit around 1760 after his installation in Paris. Extremely curious and inventive, he was at the same time a painter, a "mechanic" and a writer; he was particularly passionate about watchmaking - he also founded a watchmaking factory in Bourg-en-Bresse - and for the construction of metal bridges. After reverses of fortune in 1763, he devoted himself mainly to painting, living mainly from the activity of restorer of paintings. Inventor of eludoric painting, Greek Elaïon (oil) and Hudor (water), and fixed under glass, processes intended to respond to the problems posed by the degradation of paintings, he presented his discoveries at the Royal Academy of Sciences in 1775 where they were approved. Vincent enjoyed the king's and the court's favor while he was alive and he commissioned many portraits and miniatures

His works are rare, especially his under glass.


The best known in this technique is the portrait of Louis XV kept at the Palace of Versailles

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Large set under glass of Montpetit V. (1713-1800)

Large set under glass of Montpetit V. (1713-1800)

Vincent de Monpetit is the inventor of this technique of eludoric painting or fixed under glass.