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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, R.A.
A CALM: A HARBOUR SCENE, WITH FISHERMEN RESTING NEAR RUINS
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, R.A.
A CALM: A HARBOUR SCENE, WITH FISHERMEN RESTING NEAR RUINS
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg, R.A.
STRASBOURG 1740 - 1812 LONDON
A CALM: A HARBOUR SCENE, WITH FISHERMEN RESTING NEAR RUINS
indistinctly inscribed on a plaque on the building to the right
oil on canvas, in an elaborate carved and gilt wood Gustavian frame
58 x 81 cm.; 22 3/4  x 31 3/4  in.
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Provenance

Count Gustav Philip Creutz, Swedish Minister in Paris, by whom lent to the Paris Salon in 1767, and thus presumably acquired from the artist earlier that same year;
Sold or given to Gustaf Adolf Sparre when he visited Count Creutz in Paris in 1780, or following Creutz's return to Sweden in 1783;
Sparre inv. 1794, no. 53;
Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 6 December 2007, lot 113 where acquired by the present owner.

Exhibited

Paris, Salon, 1767, part of no. 124 ('Un Calme').

Literature

Explications des Peintures, Sculptures et Gravures... (Catalogue of the Salon), Paris 1767, p. 26, under no. 124 (reprinted New York & London 1977);
G. Göthe, Tafvelsamlingen på Wanås, Stockholm 1895, p. 29, cat. no. 74 (as in the style of Claude-Joseph Vernet);
J. Seznec and J. Adhémar, Diderot Salons, vol. III, 1767, Oxford 1963, p. 35;
I. Hasselgren, Konstsamlaren Gustaf Adolf Sparre, 1746-1794. Hans studieresa, vaaning och konstsamling i Goeteborg, Goeteborg 1974, pp. 118, 121 and 127, reproduced p. 192;
P. Sanchez, Dictionnaire des Artistes exposant dans les Salons à Paris et en Provence, Dijon 2004, vol. II, p. 1109.

Catalogue Note

Probably because it is neither signed nor dated, prior to the 2007 sale (see Provenance), it has not previously been noticed that this picture is by De Loutherbourg, and certainly not that it is the work entitled Un Calme exhibited in the Salon of 1767 when in the Cabinet of Count Creutz, and thus the missing picture from the six De Loutherbourgs of the same dimensions exhibited as no. 124. It is therefore the pendant to the Shipwreck entitled Une Tempête in the National Museum, Stockholm.1

1 Inv. no. NM 849; see P. Grate, 'French Paintings II Eighteenth Century', in the Catalogue of the National Museum Stockholm, Stockholm 1994, pp. 195–96, cat. no. 175, reproduced.

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