165
165
Charles-Louis Clérisseau
VIEW OF THE INTERIOR OF AN ANTIQUE ROMAN BATH
Estimate
3,5004,500
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
165
Charles-Louis Clérisseau
VIEW OF THE INTERIOR OF AN ANTIQUE ROMAN BATH
Estimate
3,5004,500
LOT SOLD. 11,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Charles-Louis Clérisseau
PARIS 1721 - 1820 AUTEUIL
VIEW OF THE INTERIOR OF AN ANTIQUE ROMAN BATH
Pen and brown ink and watercolour and gouache over traces of black chalk, within black gouache framing lines;
signed lower right: Clerisseau
464 by 604 mm
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Catalogue Note

Charles-Louis Clérisseau won the coveted Prix de Rome in 1746, which entitled him to study at the prestigious French Academy in Rome for three years.  He is documented as having arrived in Rome in the summer of 1749.  The subject of the antique Roman bath, a popular theme, is repeated in several of Clérisseau's compositions; other examples are at Windsor1, the Louvre2 and St. Petersburg.3   Another version of the present view from the circle of Clérisseau, illustrating the same interior, was sold in 1999.4

1.  T.J. McCormick, Charles-Louis Clérisseau and the Genesis of Neo-Classicism, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990, p. 123, fig. 99
2.  Bathers in a Ruined Roman Bath; Paris, Louvre, inv. no. 25243
3.  Architectural Fantasy, St. Petersburg, Hermitage, inv. no. 16923
4.  Sale, London, Sotheby's, 7 July 1999, lot 166 

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