Constant Troyon (French, 1810-1865)
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Constant Troyon (French, 1810-1865)

Le sommeil de la nymphe

Constant Troyon (French, 1810-1865)
Le sommeil de la nymphe
signed with initials (lower left)
oil on panel
9 5/8 x 7¼ in. (24.5 x 18.6 cm.)
Maison Brulon, Paris.
Their sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 15 February 1865 (Ffr 83).
Anonymous sale; Paris, Drouot, 14 April 1865.
Acquired at the above sale by Hector Brame, Paris.
Acquired from the above by John W. Wilson, Paris.
His sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 14-16 March 1861 (Ffr. 1630).
James Staats Forbes, London.
Kojiro Matsukata, Tokyo.
L. Souillé, Les grands peintres aux ventes publiques I - Peintures, Pastels, Aquarelles, Dessins de Constant Troyon relevés dans les catalogues de ventes de 1863 à 1900, Paris, 1900, p. 13.
Paris, Durand-Ruel, 1878, Exposition rétrospective de tableaux et dessins des maîtres modernes, no. 377 (lent by John Wilson).
London, Sir Hugh Percy Lane, date unknown (lent by James Staats Forbes).
Tokyo, Shirakia, April 1957, Works formerly in the Matsukata collection (exhibition organized by Yomiuri Shimbun).
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Lot Essay

The present work is notable for its highly distinguished provenance. Key works from the Matsukata collection formed the basis for the Tokyo Museum of Western Art, while John Wilson and James Staats Forbes were among the most important collectors of Barbizon art of their generations.

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