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214
Louis-Gabriel-Eugène Isabey
AN INLET, WITH A BOAT UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Estimate
5,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 7,188 USD
JUMP TO LOT
214
Louis-Gabriel-Eugène Isabey
AN INLET, WITH A BOAT UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Estimate
5,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 7,188 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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New York

Louis-Gabriel-Eugène Isabey
PARIS 1803-1886 MONTÉVRAIN
AN INLET, WITH A BOAT UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Watercolor and gouache over black chalk;
signed in pen and brown ink, lower right: E. Isabey
232 by 315 mm; 9 1/8 by 12 1/2 in
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Provenance

By descent in the family of the artist;
presented by his nephew, G. Demay?, to Mme W. Le Cesne, January 1925 (according to an inscription which was on the old backing: A Madame W. LeCesne/ avec mes meilleurs souhaits/ 1er Janvier 1925/ G. Demay (?)/ neveu du peintre Isabey)

 

Catalogue Note

Eugène Isabey, the son of Jean-Baptiste Isabey, pursued a successful career as a landscape artist.  A friendship with Richard Parkes Bonington was influential on his technique, as he adopted the English practice of using a light or white ground for his watercolors, rather than the darker French equivalent.  He was a prolific painter in watercolor and made numerous sketches throughout his career which sometimes served for finished paintings but more often were autonomous works.

Old Master Drawings

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