Rehs Galleries, Inc. is one of the world’s leading art galleries specializing in important 19th and 20th century works of art; with a particular focus on artists who exhibited at the Paris Salons and London’s Royal Academy between 1860 and 1920. This family gallery has had a long and noteworthy history. Begun in the late 1930’s, the gallery was the largest importer of 18th & 19th century paintings from Europe; bringing in close to 600 paintings a month. The firm was reputed to have bought out entire estates and large parts of auctions. Their style of purchasing was so grand that they were written up in The Bournemouth Times, Westbourne, England in November of 1958 when they purchased 60 paintings from one sale.
In the early 1960’s Joseph Rehs entered the business and continued with the then current mission of selling works on a strictly wholesale basis – supplying many of the art galleries throughout North America. By 1978 the gallery moved to a new location on the East Side of Manhattan and began to cater more to the design professional and private collector. Then in 1981 Howard Rehs entered the business. With his strong art historical background he and his father, have guided the gallery to its current position in the art world – one of the premier galleries specializing in important Academic and Realist works of art. As always the gallery prides itself on the quality and condition of the works it offers for sale.
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Current Research Projects:
Julien Dupré (1851-1910) - Catalogue Raisonné
Daniel Ridgway Knight (1839-1924) - Catalogue Raisonné
Emile Munier (1840-1895) - Virtual Checklist: www.emilemunier.org
Louis Aston Knight (1873-1948) - Virtual Checklist: site under construction
Charles Bertrand d' EntrayguesBiography of the Artist
Charles Bertrand d' Entraygues
Le coup decisif (The Final Go)
Oil on canvas
15 x 22 inches
Charles Bertrand d' Entraygues
Born on July 14, 1851 in Brives, he received his artistic training in the studio of Isidore Pils (1813 – 1875). His Academic training prepared him for his debut as the Salon, which took place in 1876 when he exhibited L’Embarras du choix. Entraygues specialized in genre paintings often centered on young children, typically a group of choir boys, captured in mischievous acts. These works offered the viewer a glimpse behind the serious façade of the church, exposing the fact that even in the most formal settings, ‘children will be children’. Entraygues continued to paint and exhibit his genre scene at the Salon until 1906 and in 1899 received an Honorable Mention. His painting Refreshments After Toil (1887) was illustrated in General Lew Wallace’s Famous Paintings of the World, published by Fine Art Publishing Company, 1894, page 225 and accompanied by the following text: We have here one of those idylls of homely life, which, well chosen and sympathetically delineated, are among the most universally acceptable subjects that can be placed on canvas. With an abundance of merit for the appreciation of the art connoisseur, the essential quality of this picture is found in the little family group, so full of happiness and innocence. The young peasant mother has brought to his evening watering at the river-side the family horse, sharer of the daily toil of her Goodman, who has just brought him in from the field. This is the children’s hour, “between the dark and the light,” as Longfellow has it, and before their retirement to their little beds these youngsters are privileged to have all the fun there is to be had. Chief among their daily pleasures is the evening ride on old Dobbin’s back to the watering-place, and they enjoy nothing else, coming, as it does, at this hour, charged with a subtle exciting influence. The baby boy is full of glee, and, safe held in the arms of his good brother, he shows his mother how much higher up he is than she, and makes her more certain than ever that he will “be a man before his mother.” Her cup of happiness is full, indeed, with these little men to care for, and, awaiting her at home, the faithful partner of her joys and sorrows. Exhibited works: Salon 1879 - #1162 - Le Marchand forain Salon 1880 - #1352 – La sortie du baptême Salon 1882 - #982 – La table des enfants Salon 1885 - #929 – La barque du passeur Salon 1887 - #868 – La fin de la journée Salon 1888 - #944 – Leçon de patience Salon 1888 - #945 – Retour de la pêche Salon 1890 - #878 – pêcheurs de moules surprise par la mare Salon 1891 - #586 – Le débarquement Salon 1893 - #667 – Le coup de canon Salon 1895 - #697 – La veuve Salon 1896 - #766 – Noir et blanc Salon 1897 - #609 – Prenez garde à la peinture Salon 1898 - #768 – Sur le fortifs Salon 1899 - #740 – Un élève peu docile Salon 1899 - #741 – La musique adoucit les moeurs Salon 1900 - #483 – Avant la procession Salon 1901 - #739 – Croque-le! Salon 1901 - #740 – Au clair de la lune Salon 1902 - #604 – Le goûter Salon 1903 - #658 – La féte de M. le cure Salon 1904 - #676 – Le coup décisif Salon 1906 - #589 – Chacun sa part