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115
Jean Grandjean
AN ARCADIAN LANDSCAPE
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
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115
Jean Grandjean
AN ARCADIAN LANDSCAPE
Estimate
7,0009,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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Jean Grandjean
AMSTERDAM 1752 - 1781 ROME
AN ARCADIAN LANDSCAPE
Pen and black ink and gray wash, heightened with white, on blue paper, within two sets of black ink framing lines
248 by 343 mm; 9  3/4  by 13  1/2  in
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Provenance

Jean de Cayeux de Sénarpont (L.4461);
sale, London, Sotheby's, 13 December 1973, lot 148 (as Isaac de Moucheron);
Privately acquired by the present owners in Boston, 1991

Exhibited

Boston, St. Botolph Club, A Selection of Dutch 18th Century Drawings and Watercolors from the Gordon Collection, 2003, no. 6

Catalogue Note

Jean Grandjean was a precocious, yet tragically short lived, pupil of Jurriaan Andriessen (see lot 111), and like his fellow Dutchman, a painter of wall hangings and paintings depicting scenes of classical antiquity. Grandjean’s graphic oeuvre is chiefly comprised of drawings depicting arcadian landscapes, of which this lot, executed in an elaborate combination of media, is a particularly fine and atmospheric example.  As Robert-Jan te Rijdt has kindly pointed out, it was probably made during the final months before Grandjean travelled to Italy, where he spent the final two years before his premature death in 1781.  In Italy, he created a number of drawings depicting Italian views, such as Frascati2 and The Waterfalls at Terni.3

1. For more information, see R.J.A. te Rijdt, in On Country Roads and Fields, exhib. cat., Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 1997-8, pp. 142-3, under no. 12 
2.
Sale, London, Christie’s, ‘Master Drawings from the Oppé Collection’, 5 December 2006, lot 79
3. Sale, Amsterdam, Christie’s, ’The Hans van Leeuwen Collection’, 24 November 1992, lot 306

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