105
105
Julien-Léopold Boilly ou Jules Boilly
THE AUCTION
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 249,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
105
Julien-Léopold Boilly ou Jules Boilly
THE AUCTION
Estimate
70,000100,000
LOT SOLD. 249,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Julien-Léopold Boilly ou Jules Boilly
PARIS 1796 - 1874 PARIS
THE AUCTION
Signed lower left Jul Boilly
Oil on canvas
50 x 62 cm ; 19 3/4 by 24 3/8 in.
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Provenance

Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 2 December 1986, illustrated in the catalogue ;
Swiss private collection ;
Galerie Segoura, Paris ;
Purchased from the above by the current owner

Exhibited

Exposition rétrospective, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 1980, n°97

Literature

Similar work : H. HARISSE, L.L. Boilly, sa vie, son oeuvre, Paris, 1898, p 134 n°550

Catalogue Note

This painting is probably Jules Boilly's masterpiece. It may represent the posthumous sale of Philippe III Caffieri's collection which took place in October 1775, during a whole week. Boilly depicts the typical atmosphere of an auction here.
Some works are recognizable : the Lapin de Garenne by Chardin, which was actually offered during the Caffieri auction in 1775, and which belonged to Jules Boilly at some point before being purchased by the Louvre museum in 1852. One can also recognize The Antique Dealer Monkey by Chardin, for which there are more than one version.
Jules Boilly painted another version of our painting, listed in the Harisse monography on Louis-Léopold Boilly (Paris, 1898, n°550). In Harisse's opinion, some areas show such quality that he sees rather Louis-Léopold Boilly's hand. Our painting is by Jules Boilly, but his father may have advised him as he painted it.

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Paris