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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Claude Jean Baptiste Hoin
SELF PORTRAIT
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184

PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF EMILE WOLF

Claude Jean Baptiste Hoin
SELF PORTRAIT
Estimate
8,00012,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Claude Jean Baptiste Hoin
DIJON 1750 - 1817
SELF PORTRAIT
Pastel on blue paper, lined with canvas;
inscribed and dated in red pastel, centre right: Don de l'an 1805 and on the reverse:
Portrait de M. Hoin, mon gendre, de L'Académie de Dijon, professeur de Dessin au Lycée de la dite ville. Peint par lui-même au mois de septembre 1805, don't il m'a fait cadeau le 19 octobre suivant
398 by 313 mm; 15¾ by 12¼ in
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Provenance

By descent to the artist's brother-in-law, M. Adelon,
thence by descent to Roger [Royer]-Collard, Tours;
D. David-Weill, Neuilly-sur-Seine, Paris;
sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 June 1959, lot 95;
W.H. Schab Gallery, New York, late 1960s, catalogue 28, no 23, reproduced;
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. 161-162, no. 61;
Tampa Museum, Louis XIII - Louis XVI:  French Drawings from a Private Collection, 1982;
Little Rock, The Arkansas Arts Center, Louis XIII - Louis XVI:  French Drawings from a Private Collection, 1983

Literature

Gabriel Henriot, La Collection David-Weill, Paris, 1926-1928, vol. II, p. 17;
Charles Morice, "Collection David-Weill," L'Art et les artistes, August 1907, vol. XXVII, p. 232;
N. Jeffares, Dictionary of pastellists before 1800, London 2006, pp. 249-250, reproduced, p. 250

Catalogue Note

Claude Hoin was the the son of a distinguished doctor in Dijon.  He arrived in Paris around 1772 and studied alongside fellow artist Jean Baptiste Greuze.  In 1788 he became the teacher of drawing at the Royal Military School and he also became court painter to the Count of Provence, the future King Louis XVIII.

Hoin produced a large number of chalk drawings on blue paper, often with pastel highlights.  He also executed a number of works in gouache as well as being a talented miniaturist.  His output in the pastel medium highlights his love of bold and animated colours and his application demonstrates a strong sense of draftsmanship.  Hoin would frequently copy works by the Old Masters using pastel as his preferred medium. 

The present work, a strong and inquisitive self portrait (a genre that Hoin clearly enjoyed as he produced so many), dates to circa 1805, and shares similar characteristics to the elegant head studies that he drew on blue paper around the same time.  The soft and almost sfumato effects display a knowledge of other great pastellists like Rosalba Carriera and La Tour, who in fact we know he studied and admired, as he left two Rosalba pastels and three La Tour sketches to Dijon upon his death.

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

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New York