US outing for ancien régime metalworker’s opulent craft
by | 16 November 16
At the height of the fashion for “arabesque” Neoclassical craft, he was inundated with orders for his work, the sheer volume of which, by the 19th and 20th centuries, made it difficult to distinguish authentic works from copies. He unfortunately overreached and went bankrupt in 1787.
This exhibition of 21 masterpieces will make his name known to a wider public and refine its taste, and attempt to establish criteria for authenticity. A comprehensive book (to be reviewed in a future issue of The Art Newspaper) by a team of international scholars accompanies the show and is published in English by D. Giles and in French by Mare et Martin.
• Pierre Gouthière: Virtuoso Gilder at the French Court, Frick Collection, New York, 16 November-29 February 2017
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