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Louis de Boullogne the Younger
STANDING MALE NUDE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Louis de Boullogne the Younger
STANDING MALE NUDE
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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Louis de Boullogne the Younger
PARIS 1654 - 1733
STANDING MALE NUDE
Black chalk heightened with white chalk on brown paper;
signed and dated in black chalk, lower right: Louis Boullongne / 1700
565 by 356 mm; 22¼ by 14 in
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Provenance

With Kleinberger & Co., circa 1963-1964;
Emile Wolf, New York,
thence by descent

Exhibited

New York, American Federation of the Arts, 17th and 18th Century European Drawings, 1966, no. 22;
Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum/Malibu, J. Paul Getty Museum/Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts, Louis XIII - Louis XVI:  French Drawings from a Private Collection, 1980, pp. 70-71, no. 17;
Tampa Museum, Louis XIII - Louis XVI:  French Drawings from a Private Collection, 1982

Catalogue Note

Louis de Boullogne was appointed Assistant Professor at the Académie Royale in 1690, rising to full Professor in 1694 and eventually becoming Director in 1722.  During his time teaching at the Academy he placed great emphasis on drawing from the model, and this is reflected in the number of academy studies from his hand that survive today.  A group of 163 drawings, originating from the artist's studio, were acquired by the Louvre from M. Defer in 1846; these drawings present a clear overview of Louis de Boullogne's style.1 

This is a characteristic academy study by the artist and does not connect directly with any known figure in Boullogne's compositions. However, the entry in the 1980 exhibition catalogue points out that the facial type, headdress and general pose seen here are similar to those of a figure in Vulcan's Forge, one of a series of engravings by Louis Desplaces after Louis de Boullogne, representing the Elements.2

1.  H. Guicharnaud, Louis de Boullogne, exhib. cat., Paris, Musée du Louvre, 2011

2. Le Feu, Paris, Musée du Louvre, Inv. no. 869C

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

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New York