The Shoemaker

Oil on canvas
Signed and Dated: "Joncherie 1829"
38 x 46 cms (15 x 18 1/8 inches)
Essay: 

Joncherie's even rarer interior scenes still display the originality of the artist to great effect. Joncherie cannot resist to touch on his better known compositions and is always hiding a small still life, which here sits on a table in the centre of the room. His love of perspectival play can be seen in the hung paintings and in particular the technically complicated drawing of the painting that hangs forward over the mantlepiece. A further excellent example of an interior by Joncherie is the superb 'Picture Gallery' of 1831 that was at auction in New York, December 2004. It shows the same originality of compostition and technical mastery (as well as a customary still life).

Provenance: 

Private Collection, France, for three generations