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    Sale 2237

    The Scholars Eye: Property from the Julius Held Collection Part I

    27 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 12

    Pierre Ozanne (Brest 1737-1813)

    A woman resting on a hammock

    Price Realised  


    Pierre Ozanne (Brest 1737-1813)
    A woman resting on a hammock
    black and white chalk
    8 x 13¾ in. (203 x 350 mm.)

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    Ozanne came from a family of artists. Like his older brother, Nicolas- Marie, who was also his teacher, Pierre began his career as an engraver and marine artist. His travels aboard naval vessels brought him to Spain, North Africa, America and the French West Indies.


    Possibly Dr. de Léselleuc (see Literature).
    Dr. Charles Auffret, Brest.


    Dr. C. Auffret, Une famille d'artistes brestois au XVIIIe siècle, Les Ozanne, Rennes, 1891, p. 154 ('Chez le Dr. de Léselleuc: Quatre dessins représentant des signares en toilette, l'une surtout charmante, dans un hamac.')


    Binghamton, University Art Gallery, State Universtiy of New York at Binghamton, and elsewhere, Drawings from the Held Collection, 1970, no. 67.