Louis-Gabriel Moreau, called Moreau l'ainé (Paris 1740-1805)
Louis-Gabriel Moreau, called Moreau l'ainé (Paris 1740-1805)

A moonlit landscape with boatmen

Details
Louis-Gabriel Moreau, called Moreau l'ainé (Paris 1740-1805)
A moonlit landscape with boatmen
signed with initials 'LM.'
black chalk, watercolor, bodycolor
16 x 22½ in. (40.8 x 57.1 cm.)
Provenance
Henry Lacroix (according to a label on the back of the mount).
Anonymous sale; Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 17 March 1970, lot 15.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
C. Ruas, 'Exhibition review: French drawings, watercolors, and pastels', Art News, Summer 2004, p. 169.
Exhibited
New York, Wildenstein, Master Drawings, February-March 1973.
Tokyo, Wildenstein, Maîtres du dessin français au 18ème siècle, October-November 1977, no. 24.
Nishinomiya City, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Exposition Rococo: poésie et rêve de la peinture française au XVIIIe siècle, January-February 1978, no. 30.
New York, Wildenstein, French drawings, watercolors, and pastels, January-April 2004.
New York, Wildenstein, The Arts of France from François 1er to Napoléon 1er : A centennial celebration of Wildenstein's presence in New York, October 2005-January 2006, no. 132.

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