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175
Johann Georg Wille
VIEW OF PART OF THE CHÂTEAU DE BLANDY
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
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175
Johann Georg Wille
VIEW OF PART OF THE CHÂTEAU DE BLANDY
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Johann Georg Wille
KÖNINGSBERG 1715 - 1808 PARIS
VIEW OF PART OF THE CHÂTEAU DE BLANDY
Black chalk and pen and black ink and gray wash;
extensively inscribed, signed and dated in black ink, upper left:
Partie du Chateau de Blandy dessiné le 2. 8bre 1777. par J. George Wille. / Cest dans la Tour du Milieu que naquit le Prince Eugene selon la / Tradition des Gens du Pays
256 by 357 mm; 10 1/8  by 14 1/8  in
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Catalogue Note

The Château of Blandy-les-Tours is near Vaux-le-Vicomte, in the Seine et Marne region of France.  It was a 13th-century castle extensively fortified in the 14th century and rebuilt again in the 16th.  In the early 18th century it changed hands and the new owner dismantled it and turned it into a farm.  At the time Wille made this drawing, it had been bought by the Duc de Choiseul-Praslin, but was clearly still in a state of abandonment.  It has now been extensively restored.

Another similar view of the Château, similarly inscribed and dated by the artist, though executed in red chalk and wash, was sold in these rooms on 30 January 2013, lot 264.

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

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New York