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Adolphe-Alexandre Lesrel
FRENCH
THE PRACTICE RECITAL
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 86,500 USD
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60
Adolphe-Alexandre Lesrel
FRENCH
THE PRACTICE RECITAL
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 86,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Adolphe-Alexandre Lesrel
1839-1929
FRENCH
THE PRACTICE RECITAL
signed A.A. LESREL (lower right)
oil on panel
27¾ by 35½ in.
70.5 by 90 cm
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Provenance

Tedesco Frères, Paris
Hardy-Allen
Private collection, United States

Catalogue Note

The present work is one of the most extensive and elaborate of Lesrel's musical genre scenes. Around a large square table no less than seven musicians are depicted mid rehearsal, including two lute players, two violinists, a recorder player, a cellist and a soprano who stands while singing at the back.  The scene is a symphony of colour and texture itself with multiple layers of decorative sophistication, from the pale green tapestries which line the walls to the rich, patterned carpet that leads up to the satin covered table.  The lustrous sheen of the cavaliers' clothing, in red, purple, green and blue velvet as well as embroidered garments of pale blue and gold is also a focus. 

Lesrel specialised in historical genre scenes and was greatly influenced by Dutch Old Masters of the seventeenth century in his dedicated attention to details of dress and decoration.

19th Century European Art

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New York