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    Sale 2055

    Sporting and Wildlife Art

    3 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 69

    Alfred De Dreux (French, 1810-1860)

    The morning gallop

    Price Realised  


    Alfred De Dreux (French, 1810-1860)
    The morning gallop
    signed 'Alfred de Dreux' (lower right)
    pencil, watercolor and gouache on paper
    9 x 17 1/8 in. (22.8 x 43.5 cm.)

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    This watercolor comes from the wedding album presented by the Orleans family to the Duke of Montpensier (1824-1890), fifth son of King Louis-Phillippe of France, who married Marie-Louise-Fernande of Bourbon on 10 October, 1846.

    The Montpensier album contained watercolors by many artists of the day and included works by Isabey, Lami, Bonington and Delacroix. The subjects reflected the Orleans and Montpensier family interests. All of the artists who contributed to the album were invited to a feast on 22 February, 1847 at Vincennes, where they were introduced to the new Duchess of Montpensier.

    We are grateful to Brame & Lorenceau for confirming the authenticity of this work.


    Commissioned for the wedding album of Antoine, Duke of Montpensier and his wife, Marie-Louise-Fernande of Bourbon and thence by descent to their daughter,
    Isabelle d'Orleans.
    Amelie, Queen of Portugal.
    Comte and Comtesse de Paris.
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 3 December 1998, lot 97 ($55,200 to the present owner).