• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5404

    Nineteenth Century European Art

    19 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 154

    Diogéne Ulysse Napolèon Maillart (FRENCH, 1840-1926)

    An allegory of motherhood

    Price Realised  

    Diogéne Ulysse Napolèon Maillart (FRENCH, 1840-1926)
    An allegory of motherhood
    signed and dated 'D. MAILLART/1895' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    35 3/8 x 45 in. (90 x 114 cm.)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Maillart came from an artistic family, his two brothers already accomplished artists in the fields of graphics and architecture. A voyage to Italy as well as studies of ancient scuptures revealed Maillart's passion of painting Roman subjects. He debuted at the Salon in 1870. He executed a number of murals over the staircases of the Château de Chantilly amongst others. His portraits and small genre scenes are often allegorical and exemplify his confident and vivid style.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.