Le duo by Paul Alphonse Viry - 30 x 24 1/2 inches Signed and dated 1876 french 19th century costume genre figures figurative dogs music cavalier
Paul Alphonse Viry
(1832 - 1913)

Le duo

Signed and dated 1876
Oil on panel
30 x 24 1/2 inches

Provenance
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)
Private collection
Rehs Galleries, Inc., New York City
Private collection

Exhibited
Paris Salon, 1876

Literature
"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)