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Eugène-Louis Lami
CELEBRATION IN VERSAILLES
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 45,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
31
Eugène-Louis Lami
CELEBRATION IN VERSAILLES
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 45,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

L’Élégance Intemporelle, Paris, Rive-Gauche

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Eugène-Louis Lami
PARIS 1800 - 1890 PARIS
CELEBRATION IN VERSAILLES
Signed and dated lower right E. LAMI 1867 
Watercolor and gouache on paper
387 x 640 mm ; 15 1/4  by 25 3/4  in.
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Provenance

Former Collection of Mme la baronne James de Rothschild ;
René Fribourg Collection ;
His sale, Sotheby's, London, René Fribourg Collection : VI, French Drawings of the 18th and 19th Centuries, October 16th 1963, lot 573, titled Terrasses du Grand Trianon purchased by William Hallsborough (£720 or $ 2 016) ;
Gallery William Hallsborough,12 Piccadilly, London, S.W.1. ;
Sale, Christie's, London, November 16th, 2006, lot 97 (£ 5 760) ;
Galerie Didier Aaron, Paris ;
Purchased in 2007 by the current owner

Exhibited

Salon du Dessin, Paris, 2007

Literature

Paul-André Lemoisne, Eugène Lami, Paris, 1912, illustrated pp. 192-193
Paul-André Lemoisne, Essai d'un catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1914, p. 289, n°1266

Catalogue Note

The carriage is pulled by six horses and escorted by grey mousquetaires. In the foreground, a couple of figures by the canal evoke the picture by Antoine Watteau, Embarquement pour Cythère, which their costumes recall as well. Lami executed several views of Versailles with courtesans in Louis XV costumes. In 1867, the artist depicted another watercolor with the same subject (Lemoisne, 1914, op. cit. n°1267).

We would like to thank Caroline Imbert for kindly authenticating this work which will be included in the catalogue raisonné in preparation.

L’Élégance Intemporelle, Paris, Rive-Gauche

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Paris