167
167

PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Jean-Baptiste Le Prince
A MORAVIAN PEASANT WOMAN GOING TO MARKET
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT
167

PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Jean-Baptiste Le Prince
A MORAVIAN PEASANT WOMAN GOING TO MARKET
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

|
New York

Jean-Baptiste Le Prince
METZ 1734 - 1781 SAINT-DENIS-DU-PORT
A MORAVIAN PEASANT WOMAN GOING TO MARKET

Provenance

Jacques Seligmann;
Jean de Cayeux de Sénarpont (L.4461);
Emile Wolf, New York,
thence by descent

Exhibited

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. 138-139, no. 49 (as 'La Belle Finnoise');
Tampa Museum, Louis XIII - Louis XVI:  French Drawings from a Private Collection, 1982

Literature

Exposition des maîtres illustrateurs depuis le XIIIe siècle jusqu'a nos jours, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 1919, p. 32;
Jacques Herold, Louis-Marin Bonnet, Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé, Paris, 1935, p. 117, under no. 173;
Lorraine marché de France, Archives National, Paris, 1967, no. 323

Catalogue Note

Leprince trained in the studio of François Boucher and this combined with his own abundant artistic talent, led him into a successful career in Paris.  However, in 1758, probably due to his own unhappy marriage, Leprince fled to Russia, remaining there until 1764.  During his time abroad he traveled to Livonia, Finland and Siberia collecting material which would provide the subject matter for his art.  In addition to a number of court and society commissions, he made a large number of costume and landscape studies which were to form the basis of his highly fashionable output on his return to France.  

The present drawing was engraved in crayon manner, in the same direction, and printed in red and black ink, by Louis-Marin Bonnet, under the title Paysanne de Moravie venant du marché.1

1. Herold, op. cit., no. 173

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

|
New York