Francois-Joseph Bourgoin (active 1762-1817)
Francois-Joseph Bourgoin (active 1762-1817)

Family Group in a New York Interior

Francois-Joseph Bourgoin (active 1762-1817)
Family Group in a New York Interior
signed and dated J. Bourgoin pt/ New-York-1807 lower right
oil on canvas
30 x 42 in.
Painted in 1807
Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc., New York
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, Inc., New York
Bruce Weber, Berry-Hill Galleries, Inc.: American Paintings VII (New York, 1994), pp. 8-9, back cover.
Peter M. Kenny, Honoré Lannuier: Cabinetmaker from Paris (New York, 1998), p. 66, pl. 27.
Tom Armstrong, Amy Coes, Ella Foshay, and Wendell Garrett, An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of Fine and Decorative Arts (New York, 2001), p. 26, 197.

Richmond, Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, American Dreams: Paintings and Decorative Arts from the Warner Collection, 20 September 1997 - 25 January 1998.

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Lot Essay

Depicting a stylish interior, this work may portray the family of John Robert and Eliza Livingston. Livingston's brother was Chancellor Robert Livingston who served as the American minster to France from 1801-1804. As noted by Peter Kenny, this scene illustrates the mix of French and English styles that were popular with wealthy New Yorkers of the time.

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