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    Sale 5311

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    5 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 361

    Circle of Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes 1684-1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)

    A fountain in front of a rustic pavillion

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Circle of Antoine Watteau (Valenciennes 1684-1721 Nogent-sur-Marne)
    A fountain in front of a rustic pavillion
    with inscription 'Watteau'
    red chalk counterproof
    16 7/8 x 11½ in. (428 x 292 mm.)


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    Provenance

    Lord Overstone, and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE LOYD COLLECTION (LOTS 308, 313, 315, 317, 339, 361, 363 and 393)


    Literature

    G. Redford, Descriptive catalogue of Works of Art at Overstone Park, Lockinge House and Carlton Gardens, 1878, no. 177.
    J. Cailleux, 'Newly identified Drawings by Watteau', Burlington Magazine, February 1967, pp. 56 and 59, and p. 58, fig. 7.
    [L. Parris], The Loyd Collection of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, 1967, and with a new introduction by Francis Russell, 1991, p. 33, no. 135.
    P. Rosenberg and L.-A. Prat, Antoine Watteau, 1684-1721, Catalogue raisonné des dessins, III, Milan, 1996, p. 1204, no. R205 ('Malgré une inscription ancienne Watteau, le dessin paraît totalement étranger à l'esprit de l'artiste').


    Exhibited

    King's Lynn, Fermoy Gallery, French Drawings of the 17th and 18th Century, 1985, no. 55.