20 November 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 8,125
Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 9,000
Antoine-Marie Chenavard (Lyon 1787-1883 Paris)
Design for an elborate classical interior with central panels of allegorical figures
signed and dated 'Chenavard Fils 1811'
watercolour and bodycolour over etched outlines, laid down on board
26¾ x 17½ in. (68 x 44.4 cm.)
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After training under Jean-Nicolas Louis Durand in Lyon and under Barthélemy Vignon in Paris, Chenavard entered the Ecole impériale des Beaux-Arts in 1812. He became 'architecte de la préfecture et du département du Rhône' in 1819 and was professor of architecture at the Ecole des beaux-arts in Lyon from 1823 to 1861. He also became a Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur in 1862.
This spectacular drawing of a neoclassical interior is typical of an architecture student and may have been Chenavard's entry for one his exams.
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Acquired from Niall Hobhouse, London.