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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 383

    CHARLES PERCIER (FRENCH, 1764-1838)

    Antique fragments from the ruins of Rome

    Price Realised  

    CHARLES PERCIER (FRENCH, 1764-1838)
    Antique fragments from the ruins of Rome
    pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour
    9½ x 6¼ in. (24.1 x 15.9 cm.)


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's London, 26 April 1990, lot 388.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The following three lots are all designs for the engraved titleplates which prefaced each of the sixteeen cahiers in which the hundred plates of Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre François Léonard Fontaine's (1762-1853) Palais, Maisons, et Autres Édifices Modernes Dessinés à Rome (Paris, 1798) are arranged.


    Literature

    Charles Percier and Pierre Francois Léonard Fontaine, Palais, Maisons, et autres edifices modernes dessinés à Rome, 1798, plate 62.
    C.Plante, Inside Out: Historic Watercolour Drawings, Oil sketches and Paintings of Interiors and Exteriors 1770-1870, London, 2000, no.11.