165
165

PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Valentin Duval circa 1700
LEOPOLD, DUKE OF LORRAINE AND HIS SON, FRANÇOIS, WITH OTHER ATTENDANTS, IN THE GROUNDS OF THE CHÂTEAU DE LUNÉVILLE
Estimate
3,0005,000
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165

PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Valentin Duval circa 1700
LEOPOLD, DUKE OF LORRAINE AND HIS SON, FRANÇOIS, WITH OTHER ATTENDANTS, IN THE GROUNDS OF THE CHÂTEAU DE LUNÉVILLE
Estimate
3,0005,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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Valentin Duval circa 1700
LEOPOLD, DUKE OF LORRAINE AND HIS SON, FRANÇOIS, WITH OTHER ATTENDANTS, IN THE GROUNDS OF THE CHÂTEAU DE LUNÉVILLE
Pen and brown ink and brown and gray wash, over traces of black chalk, within partial brown ink framing lines;
numbered in brown ink: 1 to 11 and extensively numbered and inscribed, verso, with the names of the people and locations depicted
178 by 281 mm; 7 by 11 in
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Provenance

Emile Wolf, New York,
thence by descent

Catalogue Note

As the list of names on the verso indicates, in conjunction with the key numbers inscribed on the front, this drawing depicts Leopold the Good, Duke of Lorraine (1679-1729) with his son François Etienne (1708-1767), the future Holy Roman Emperor and husband of Maria Theresa of Austria, in the grounds of their country residence, the Château de Lunéville.  The fact that the group is gathered around architectural plans may indicate that the drawing was made shortly after Leopold relocated his court to Lunéville, in around 1700, and refurbished the castle.  The artist is presumed to be the figure identified as Valentin Duval, who may have been the Duke's architect for the project.

Old Master Drawings including the Collection of Professor Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann

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New York