635
635

A PASSION FOR COLLECTING: PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. MARTIN S. WESELEY

Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier
FRENCH
CHARLES I ON HORSEBACK
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 USD
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635

A PASSION FOR COLLECTING: PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF DR. MARTIN S. WESELEY

Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier
FRENCH
CHARLES I ON HORSEBACK
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier
1815 - 1891
FRENCH
CHARLES I ON HORSEBACK
signed with the artist's monogram (lower center); indistinctly inscribed and dated 28 7 74 (lower left)
pen and ink, wash, heightened with white on paper
10 1/8 by 6 1/2 in.
25.7 by 16.5 cm
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Provenance

Adolphe Beugniet, Paris
Sale: Christie's, New York, February 24, 1982, lot 36, illustrated

Catalogue Note

This sepia drawing is related to a larger watercolor of Charles I, dated 1874 and offered in the 1893 Meissonier studio sale. That watercolor, the whereabouts of which are unknown, according to Valéry C.O. Gréard’s 1897 monograph, depicted "Charles I on Horseback. In a wood with a greyhound and a groom in red. The king wears a doublet of white satin and a broad felt hat with feathers" (Valéry C.O. Gréard, Meissonier: His Life and Art, London, 1897, p. 384). Gréard illustrates another sepia drawing of the figure of Charles I on horseback, which is identified as belonging to Mme. Meissonier and was likely the work loaned to the memorial Exposition Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier at the École des Beaux-Arts in April 1893 (no. 56, titled Charles 1er). While similar in size and composition, these two drawings are independent, fully-realized images. 

19th Century European Art

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New York