Lot 53
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JEAN-ALPHONSE ROEHN The Awakening

Estimate
12,000 - 18,000 GBP
Sold
16,250 GBP
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Description

  • Jean-Alphonse Roehn
  • The Awakening
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Sale: Christie’s, London, 6 March 1939, lot 11
Matthiesen Fine Art, London (purchased at the above sale)
Sale: Christie's, London, 8 July 2011,  lot 340 (erroneously catalogued as by Pierre Duval-Lecamus)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

                        

Catalogue Note

At the age of fourteen, Jean-Alphonse Roehn left his father's studio for the École des Beaux Arts where he studied under Jean-Baptiste Regnault and Antoine-Jean Gros. Following his father’s suggestion, he later decided to devote himself to genre painting, with a preference for charming and playful subjects drawn from every-day life such as the present work. The signed and dated pendant to the present painting, La Chute du Chat, was formerly with Matthiesen Fine Art, London.
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