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    Christie's Interiors

    9 - 10 February 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 19

    French School, Mid-18th Century

    An artist sketching

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    French School, Mid-18th Century
    An artist sketching
    bears signature and date '1776/Chardin' (center left edge)
    oil on canvas
    24 x 19¾ in. 61 x 50.2 cm.


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    Provenance

    Robineau Collection, Bercy; Sale, Hôtel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Paris, 25 January 1847, lot 19.
    William Alexander Louis Stephen, 12th Duke of Hamilton (1845-1895); Sale, Christie's, London, 6 November 1919, lot 9.
    with Wildenstein, New York, from whom acquired in 1933 by
    Erwin D. Levinson, New York.


    Literature

    See website for literature.

    International Studio, XCVIII, no. 1, January 1931, p. 4, illustrated on the cover.
    G. Wildenstein, Chardin, Paris, 1933, p. 188, no. 452, pl. XLV, fig. 58.
    F. Jourdan, Chardin, Paris, 1949, pl. 41.
    Illustrated London News, CCXXVIII, 14 April 1956, p. 307.
    G. Wildenstein, Chardin, Oxford, 1969, p. 225, no. 371, illustrated p. 225, fig. 170.
    V. de Manza, 'E Pluribus Unum [Part I]', Barnes Foundation, Journal of the Art Department, VII, no. 1, 1976, p. 9, note, illustrated pl. 13.
    V. de Manza, 'E Pluribus Unum [Part IV]', Barnes Foundation, Journal of the Art Department, VIII, no. 2, 1977, p. 31, note, illustrated pl. 55.


    Exhibited

    See website for exhibition history.

    Saint Louis, City Art Museum, An Exhibition of french Art of the XVIII Century, 15 January-15 February 1923, no. 5.
    New York, Wildenstein, Exhibition of Portraits of the French 18th Century, 1923, no. XI.
    Baltimore, Museum of Art, Exhibition of French Art of the XVIII Century, 4 January-3 February 1924, no. 2.
    Cincinnati, Art Museum, French Art of the Eighteenth Century, 16 February-16 March 1924, no. 9.
    Chicago, Art Institute, French Eighteenth-Century Paintings and Furniture, 17 March-24 April 1925, no. 2, illustrated on the cover of the exhibition catalogue.
    New York, Wildenstein, Exhibition of paintings by J.-B.-S. Chardin, 1926, no. XVII.
    London, Wildenstein, Important Paintings of the French XVIII Century, 21 March-28 April 1956, no. 34.