Period 18th Grisaille painting of Putti Forging Love. Wonderfully done and most certainly by the Master Piat Joseph Sauvage. Realistically executed children as putti forging hearts of love. Notes: Piat Joseph Sauvage or Pieter Joseph Sauvage (19 January 1744 in Tournai – 11 June 1818 in Tournai) was a painter, sculptor, printmaker and academic lecturer from the Southern Netherlands. He was known for his decorative paintings of interiors, grisailles and miniatures using trompe l’oeil effects as well as his small-scale portrait carvings. He often used precious materials such as marble, porcelain and ivory as the support for his paintings. He was a court painter to the governor of the Southern Netherlands, the Prince de Condé and the French king Louis XVI and a member of the Académie royale de peinture et de sculpture.


Attributed to
Piat Joseph Sauvage 1 (Artist)


Height: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Width: 60 in. (152.4 cm)
Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)

Style: Baroque (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Paint, Painted
Place of Origin: France
Period: 18th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1780

Repaired: relining, removal of old varnish. Wear consistent with age and use.

Seller Location
Essex, MA