• Old Master & 19th Century Pain auction at Christies

    Sale 5860

    Old Master & 19th Century Paintings, Drawings & Watercolours

    11 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 357

    Zélie-Julie d'Leindre (Blois 1795-1858 Paris)

    A bunch of narcissi, wild hyacinths and chrysanthemums, with a small copper butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas)

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    Zélie-Julie d'Leindre (Blois 1795-1858 Paris)
    A bunch of narcissi, wild hyacinths and chrysanthemums, with a small copper butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas)
    signed 'Z.J. D'Leindre'
    pencil, watercolour, on vellum, laid down on its original tablet
    13¾ x 11¼ in. (35 x 28.3 cm.)


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    Zélie-Julie d'Leindre began to study with Pierre-Joseph Redouté in 1807 and was one of his earliest pupils. Few of her works are now known, although her contemporaries thought highly of her: when she exhibited Flowers in a basket at the 1835 Salon, it was purchased by the Duchesse de Berry. She executed works on porcelain as well as vellum, both supports allowing her to paint with the finesse and attention to detail which are evident in the present drawing.

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