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
by GOSSEC, François-Joseph 1734-1829
1820. "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.. Ca. 264 x 194 mm. Browned at margins; unevenly trimmed; remnants of hinges to upper margin of verso. (Inventory #: 27412)
Musical Autographs and Manuscripts; Rare Books on Music and Dance; First and Early Editions of Printed Music; Prints, Drawings and Ephemera relating to Music and Dance including Opera and Ballet.
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