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    Sale 5431

    Old Master & British Pictures

    11 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 182

    Pierre-Antoine Patel the Younger (Paris 1648-1707)

    An Italianate landscape with drovers and their herd by a river

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    Pierre-Antoine Patel the Younger (Paris 1648-1707)
    An Italianate landscape with drovers and their herd by a river
    oil on canvas
    16¾ x 23¾ in. (42.5 x 60.4 cm.)


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    The youngest son of Pierre Patel, Pierre-Antoine Patel also specialised in carefully balanced landscapes dominated by classical ruins. Their canvases have often been confused, and as the great amateur Pierre-Jean Mariette commented, the formula created by the father was continued by the son so that 'sometimes a painting is attributed to the father that, in fact, belongs to the son' (Abecedario et autres notes inidits de cet amateur sur les arts et les artists, Paris 1851-60, IV, p. 89). Patel the Younger, who was appointed 'maitre peintre et peintre ordinaire du Roy' in 1680, is especially noted for his study of the effects of light and atmospheric perspective.

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