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113
Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg
Strasbourg 1740 - 1812 London
A CALM: A HARBOUR SCENE, WITH FISHERMEN RESTING NEAR RUINS
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 24,500 GBP
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113
Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg
Strasbourg 1740 - 1812 London
A CALM: A HARBOUR SCENE, WITH FISHERMEN RESTING NEAR RUINS
Estimate
12,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 24,500 GBP
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Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg
Strasbourg 1740 - 1812 London
STRASBOURG 1740 - 1812 LONDON
A CALM: A HARBOUR SCENE, WITH FISHERMEN RESTING NEAR RUINS
indistinctly inscribed on a plaque on the building to the right
oil on canvas
in an elaborate carved and gild wood Gustavian frame 
58 by 81 cm.; 22 3/4 by 31 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Count Gustav Philip Creutz, Swedish Minister in Paris, by whom lent to the Paris Salon in 1767, and thus presumably acquired from the artist earlier in the same year;
Sold or given to Gustaf Adolf Sparre when he visited Count Creutz in Paris in 1780, or following Creutz' return to Sweden in 1783;
Sparre inv., 1794, no. 53.

Exhibited

Paris, Salon, 1767, part of no. 124, 'Un Calme'.

Literature

Explication des Peintures, Sculptures et Gravures... (Catalogue of the Salon), Paris 1767, p. 26, under no. 124 (reprinted New York & London 1977);
Göthe, 1895, p. 29, no. 74, as in the style of Claude-Joseph Vernet;
J. Seznec & J. Adhémar, Diderot Salons, vol. III, 1767, Oxford 1963, p. 35;
Hasselgren, 1974, pp. 118, 121, 127, reproduced p.192;
P. Sanchez, Dictionnaire des Artistes exposant dans les Salons à Paris et en Provence, Dijon 2004, vol. II, p. 1109. 

Catalogue Note

Probably because it is neither signed nor dated, it has not previously been noticed that this picture is by De Loutherbourg, and certainly not that it is the work entitled 'Une Calme' exhibited in the Salon of 1767 when in the Cabinet of Count Creutz, and thus the missing picture from the six De Loutherbourgs of the same dimensions exhibited as no. 124.  It is therefore the pendant to the Shipwreck ('Une Tempête') in the National Museum, Stockholm.1

Count Creutz sold or gave this picture and the preceding lot to Gustaf Adolf Sparre, either when the latter visited him in Paris in 1780, or following his return to Sweden in 1783.

1.  Inv. NM 849; see P. Grate, French Paintings II Eighteenth Century (Catalogue of the National Museum Stockholm), Stockholm 1994, pp. 195-6, no. 175, reproduced.

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