In 1780, he became a councillor of the Valangin bourgeoisie, then captain of the militia, then major in the Department of the Mountains from 1786. Commonly known as "Major Benoît", he was also a "Major Benoît", he was also a skilled hunter. He was known for the quality and finesse of his drawings. He consulted art and chemistry books at an early age and had acquired knowledge that opened the way for the realization of colors for enameling.
To appreciate his works in their smallest details it is of advantage to have a magnifying glass. He drew a large number of birds which he then painted in watercolor. The details and colors of their plumage were so accurately reproduced that they could be considered as true scientific documents. Many researchers came to admire the works of Major Benoît. He received the nomination as honorary member of the Vététravie Society for the Advancement of Science, which was based in Hanau (Hessen).
He was the author of a volume, preciously preserved by his family, containing all his experiments for the manufacture of colors. He also created an establishment of enamellers and dial painters in Le Ponts, which allowed the natives of Neuchâtel to be less dependent on foreign imports of watch-making. 2: Des Lumières à la Révolution, p. "Biographie Neuchâteloise", Volume 1, 2015, p. Neuchâtel : Nouvelle revue neuchâteloise, 2008 (Le Locle : Gasser).En noir et en coul. (Nouvelle revue neuchâteloise; no 99). Condition: good condition, matted, framed.
32,5x38,0cm/12,8x15,0in FRAMED: 44,0x49,7cm/17,3x19,6in. Technique: watercolor and gouache on paper. Igned: "le colonel Benoit, julliet 1819". Creator Dates: 1732 Les Ponts-1825 Les Ponts. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".The seller is "boris_wilnitsky_fine_arts" and is located in this country: AT. This item can be shipped worldwide.