• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale  auction at Christies

    Sale 2313

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 313

    Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875)

    Le pâtre dominant la gorge rocheuse

    Price Realised  

    Jean Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875)
    Le pâtre dominant la gorge rocheuse
    signed, dated and dedicated 'COROT 1859 à Léon Leleux' (lower left)
    oil on cradled panel
    17 3/8 x 23 1/8 in. (44.1 x 58.7 cm.) (oval)
    Painted in 1859


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    Léon Leleux, the first owner of this painting, was the brother of the artists Adolphe and Armaud Leleux, genre and history painters in the mainstream 19th century tradition. Armaud was particularly drawn to Swiss scenes and his work can be found in museums in Geneva as well as Montauban, Paris and Toulouse. Adolphe was made Chevalier de la Legion d'Honeur in 1855 and his works can also be seen in museums in Paris, Antwerp and Dijon.

    Provenance

    Léon Leleux, Geneva (gift from the artist).
    Galerie Georges Petit, Paris (circa 1900).
    Jean Dieterle, Paris (circa 1905).
    Denys Cochin, Paris (circa 1907).
    Jos Bernheim, Paris (1908).
    Brame, Paris (1909).
    Anon. sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 1922, lot 10.
    Fernand Lambert, Paris (1922).
    Anon. sale, Christie's, London, 28 November 1994, lot 9.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    A. Robaut, L'oeuvre de Corot, Catalogue raisonné et illustré, Paris, 1965, vol. II, p. 374, no. 1183 (the author's sketch illustrated, p. 375; dated 1857).


    Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Schmit, Corot, May-June 1971, no. 43 (illustrated).