Paul Alphonse Viry
(1832 - 1913)
Signed and dated 1876
Oil on panel
30 x 24 1/2 inches
Judge Henry Hilton
Anon. (American Art Association, "Catalogue of modern paintings, statuary, bronzes, and other artistic property collected by the late Henry Hilton” February 13th & 14th, 1900, Lot 62)
Rehs Galleries, Inc., New York City
Paris Salon, 1876
"Catalogue of modern paintings, statuary, bronzes,
and other artistic property collected by the late Henry Hilton” New-York 1900
Delicacy of tone and elaboration of detail characterize
the genre subjects of Paul Viry, who was a pupil of Picot.
62 — The Duet
A man in an elegant Louis XIII. costume of gray and
white satin, with long buff leather boots, is sitting on a
bench tuning a lute, while a lady opposite him gives him
the pitch with a tuning-fork. A greyhound lies at their
feet. The background is composed of the walls and
towers of a great chateau, with a tree and some flower-
ing vines. Very highly finished, well drawn, and quiet
in color. From the Salon of 1876.
Signed at the right. Dated, 1876.
Height, 28 1/2 inches ; width, 24 inches (incorrect size)