- What the Association has already accomplished
- SALE OF AN IMPORTANT WORK BY GEORGES MOREAU DE TOURS
- Lecture on the Bois-le-Roi Art Collection, July 2nd 2022
- Forthcoming Forrum of the Bois-le-Roi Associations 2023
- Monique Riccardi-Cubitt’s publications in 2022
What the Association has already accomplished
Thanks to the Founder Chairwoman of the association, Monique Riccardi-Cubitt’s original research since 2018 on Georges Moreau de Tours’s life and work, and further to the publication of her article Le peintre Georges Moreau de Tours (1848-1901) et sa famille entre Paris et Bois-le-Roi, Fontainebleau Revue d’Histoire de la ville et de sa région n°19, mai 2021, Société d’histoire de Fontainebleau et de sa région, Georges Moreau de Tours’s family tomb in Bois-le-Roi cemetery has been restored by the Mairie.
His painting Ptolémée au tombeau d’Alexandre realized for the Concours du Prix de Rome in 1878, in the collection of the Bois-le-Roi Mairie, has been listed under the Historical Monuments Act by decree of the Ministère de la Culture on April 13th 2021:
“The history painting Ptolémée au tombeau d’Alexandre Moreau de Tours chose to depict in the academic tradition sheds a light on the whole of his artistic ouput.”, according to the case file of the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France, following the intervention of Domitille Cès, Conservateur délégué des antiquité et objets d’art de Seine-et-Marne.
SALE OF AN IMPORTANT WORK BY GEORGES MOREAU DE TOURS
The painting, An XVIIIth century ecstatic. Trial by crucifixion, 1879, exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français, N° 2183, received a 2d Medal. It is the first of a series on paranormal subjects : 1885 Salon, N° 1810, A stigmatised woman in the Middle Ages, 1886 Salon, Two Women under the influence of morphine, 1890 Salon, Entranced patients in the Dr. Luys’s department at the Charité hospital, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Reims, Inv. 890.35.1. In composition and execution, this painting shows Moreau de Tours’s study of XVIIth century masters, in the spirit of the Counter-Reformation, as much for the subject matter of an ecstasy, as for the execution. Caravaggio’s influence is particularly obvious in the chiaroscuro and the diagonal composition of the scene. The position of the cross recalls the Conversion of Saint Paul on the road to Damascus, 1600, and the Crucifixion of Saint Peter, 1601, both in the Cerasi chapel in the Santa Maria del Popolo basilica in Rome.
The young woman in ecstasy is no doubt Thérèse de Champ Renaud, who also studied with Cabanel at the Beaux-Arts school as did Georges Moreau de Tours, she exhibited under her own name at the Salon from 1885 to 1893. She was Moreau de Tours’s muse, his only model and pupil, who collaborated to some of his works, and exhibited after her marriage in 1893 as Thérèse Moreau de Tours.
Lecture on the Bois-le-Roi Art Collection, July 2nd 2022
The Association des Amis de Moreau de Tours took part in the celebration of the Syndicat d’Initiative First Anniversary, July 30th to July 3rd 2022.
The Founder Chairwoman Monique Riccardi-Cubitt gave a Lecture at the Mairie on the Bois-le-Roi Art Collection on July 2nd.
Forthcoming Forrum of the Bois-le-Roi Associations 2023
The Association of the Amis de Moreau de Tours will be present at the
forthcoming Forum of the Bois-le-Roi Associations, on Sunday September 3th 2023, from 2pm to 6pm, at the gymnasium Langenargen, rue Moreau de
The Associatios Guide 2022 is available in PDF on the Bois-le-Roi official
Monique Riccardi-Cubitt’s publications in 2022
1st November 2022 : article in Fontainebleau Revue d’Histoire de la ville et de sa région, N. 21, Bois-le-Roi, Village d’art. Les artistes de la Bohème dans la collection de la mairie
15th November the book in French : La vie de Bohème à Bois-le-Roi. Art, politique et naturalisme, Éditions le Puits Fleuri, Héricy. English version to follow.