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Eugène Fromentin
THE CHESS GAME
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
20
Eugène Fromentin
THE CHESS GAME
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 22,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Eugène Fromentin
1820-1876
THE CHESS GAME
oil on canvas ; signed lower right Eug. Fromentin
61 x 50 cm ; 24 x 19 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Galerie Brame & Lorenceau, Paris ;
Galerie Gaubert, Paris

Literature

James Thompson and Barbara Wright, Eugène Fromentin, 1820-1876: visions d'Algérie et d'Egypte, Paris, 2008, p. 165, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Fromentin traveled three times to Algeria (in 1846, 1847-48 and 1852-53). These trips deeply influenced Fromentin. The painting presented here is characteristic of the style of his orientalist works painted in the 1850s, when he painted a certain number of interior scenes. In the present painting, Fromentin worked thoroughly on the three players, placed at the center of the composition, with their gazes focused on the checkerboard. The artist also depicted the details of the architecture with minute care, such as the tiles above the columns.

Pierre Bergé: From One Home to Another

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Paris