Bust-length lithographic portrait by Julien Boilly depicting Gossec as a "Chevr. de la Légion d'honneur," captioned "Institut Royal de France. Académie des beaux Arts (Musique) below the image. François-Joseph GOSSEC.

Bust-length lithographic portrait by Julien Boilly depicting Gossec as a "Chevr. de la Légion d'honneur," captioned "Institut Royal de France. Académie des beaux Arts (Musique) below the image.

1820. Ca. 264 x 194 mm.

Browned at margins; unevenly trimmed; remnants of hinges to upper margin of verso.

"Gossec was one of the most prolific composers in France during the 18th century. His career reflects the changing social position of the Parisian musician between the mid-18th century and the early 19th. He began as a court composer writing symphonies and chamber music and moved on to conducting independently and directing subscription concerts as well as working for the Parisian public opera houses; he also published some of his own works. He became the foremost musical representative of the French Revolution..." Barry S. Brook in Grove Music Online.

Julien-Léopold Boilly (1796-1874) was a French artist noted for his album of lithographs entitled "Iconographie de l'Institut Royal de France" Published in 1820-21, in which the present example was undoubtedly included. Item #27412

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