• 19th Century European Art auction at Christies

    Sale 12143

    19th Century European Art

    26 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 9

    Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875)

    Cours d'eau dans les rochers

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (French, 1796-1875)
    Cours d'eau dans les rochers
    signed 'Corot' (lower center)
    oil on canvas laid down on panel
    11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) diameter
    Painted circa 1850.


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    We are grateful to Claire Lebeau for confirming the authenticity of this work.

    Provenance

    (probably) Colonel Jean-Baptiste-Adolphe Charras (1810-1865), Paris.
    Emmanuel Arago (1812-1896), Paris.
    Anonymous sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 1 June 1882, lot 12 as Ruisseau coulant à travers des rochers and sold as one of a pair.
    Anonymous sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 20 December 1882, lot 22, as Cours d'eau sur des rochers and sold as one of a pair.
    André Derain (1880-1954), Paris.
    His sale; Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 22 March 1955, lot 16.
    Mme. Lévitan.
    Anonymous sale; Musée Galliéra, Paris, 19 June 1962, lot 13.
    Gaston Palewski (1901-1984), Paris.
    Helène Violette de Talleyrand, Duchess of Sagan (1915-2003), Paris, by descent.
    Her sale, Sotheby's, Paris, 18 March 2010, lot 145.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A CALIFORNIA COLLECTOR


    Literature

    A. Robaut, L'Oeuvre de Corot. Catalogue raisonné et illustré, Paris, 1905, vol. III, pp. 394-395, no. 2406(C), illustrated.