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Louis Carrogis dit Carmontelle
A SERIES OF PARK VIEWS WITH FIGURES
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 56,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
97
Louis Carrogis dit Carmontelle
A SERIES OF PARK VIEWS WITH FIGURES
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 56,250 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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L’Élégance Intemporelle, Paris, Rive-Gauche

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Louis Carrogis dit Carmontelle
PARIS 1717 - 1806
A SERIES OF PARK VIEWS WITH FIGURES
Quantity: 12
Black chalk, watercolour and gouache on paper, a set of twelve
Various measurements from 420 to 1185 mm
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Catalogue Note

The very rare set of twelve "transparencies" that we present is an example of one of the most original and playful creations by the artist Louis Carrogis alias Carmontelle, for the sake of entertaining the aristocracy of the end of the Old French Regime. These works are often detached and separated. They were originally assembled one to the others in order to present a continuous decor of tree landscapes and parks with varied architectures. These different plates were then affixed onto two rods then unrolled in front of a small light source, such as a window, to unwind the small scenes for the spectators's delight. A true success.

Between 1783 and 1790, Carmontelle realized nine of these great panoramic productions which were titled "French countryside decorated with its picturesque gardens called English gardens". These works astound the great modernity with their inventions and display delicate illustrations of the era's care-free attitude on the eve of the French Revolution.

Literature:
G. Lagardère, Les Quatre Saisons de Carmontelle, Divertissement et illusions au siècle des Lumières, Paris, 2008.



 

L’Élégance Intemporelle, Paris, Rive-Gauche

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Paris