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    Sale 2175

    Old Masters and 19th Century Art

    4 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    Henri Joseph de Forestier (Santo Domingo 1787-1872 Paris)

    A sketch of classical figures in a landscape

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    Henri Joseph de Forestier (Santo Domingo 1787-1872 Paris)
    A sketch of classical figures in a landscape
    oil on paper laid down on canvas
    5 5/8 x 8 in. (14.3 x 20.3 cm.)


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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    Gifted by the artist to General Bro, thence by descent to
    Colonel Olivier Bro de Commères, by 1867, and by descent to
    Madame Pic, Paris.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THIS LOT IS SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE


    Literature

    C. Clément, 'Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Géricault - Peintures', Gazette des Beaux-Arts, XXIII, September 1867, p. 290, no. 126, as 'Géricault'.
    C. Clément, Géricault, étude biographique et critique avec le catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre du maître, Paris, 1879, p. 309, no. 132, as 'Géricault'.
    J. Thuillier, et al., Tout l'oeuvre peint de Géricault, Paris, 1978, p. 137-8, no. A100, under 'Attributed to Géricault' but identified with a drawing by Forestier.
    P. Grunchec, 'Géricault, problèmes de méthode', Revue de l'Art, no. 43, 1979, pp. 48, 58, note 120, fig. 27, as 'Forestier'.
    G. Bazin, Théodore Géricault: étude critique, documents et catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1987, II, pp. 321, 507-08, no. 538, as 'Géricault'.


    Exhibited

    Paris, Hôtel Jean Charpentier, Expositions d'oeuvres de Géricault, 24 April-16 May 1924, no 63, as 'Géricault'.