Lot 136
  • 136

Pierre Alexandre Wille

6,000 - 8,000 GBP
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  • Pierre Alexandre Wille
  • 'le marché aux poissons'
  • Pen and brown ink and grey wash, heightened with white; 
    signed and dated in pen and black ink: P.A. Wille filius inv. et del. 1769.


Sale, Paris, 14-15 May 1963, lot 132


A. Schnapper, De David à Delacroix: la peinture française de 1774 à 1830, exhib. cat., Paris, Grand Palais, et al., 1974, p. 672

Catalogue Note

Wille's finished compositional drawings, which are strongly influenced by his teacher, Greuze, must have been made with a sure sense of what would appeal to contemporary collectors.  A comparable genre work, The Reconciled Family, the same size and medium and date as the present example, was sold New York, Sotheby's, 12 June 1982, lot 122.