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    Sale 1961

    Old Master And 19th Century Drawings

    24 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 75

    Pierre-Antoine Patel I (Paris 1646/48-1707)

    A capriccio with livestock and peasants among ruins, a shipwreck seen beyond

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    Pierre-Antoine Patel I (Paris 1646/48-1707)
    A capriccio with livestock and peasants among ruins, a shipwreck seen beyond
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, on three joined sheets of buff paper
    10¼ x 14 in. (260 x 350 mm.)


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    The attribution to Patel has been confirmed by Dr. Natalie Coural. She suggests that this drawing dates from circa 1690 and compares it to a slightly later drawing in black chalk, A large temple near a lake with fishermen, now in the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (N. Coural, op. cit., p. 307, no. PAP211). The handling of the brown wash, the classical ruins and the figures and livestock in the foreground show the influence of Claude on Patel's work.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 14 April 1999, lot 30.


    Literature

    N. Coural, Les Patel. Paysagistes du XVIIe siècle, Paris, 2001, p. 307, no. PAP210.