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Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
PETANQUE PLAYERS IN ANTIBES
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LOT SOLD. 42,500 EUR
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160
Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
PETANQUE PLAYERS IN ANTIBES
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 42,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
LYON 1815 - 1891 PARIS
PETANQUE PLAYERS IN ANTIBES
Signed and dated lower right EMeissonier 1869
Oil on panel
12,2 x 18 cm ; 4  7/8  by 7 in.
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Provenance

Francis Petit, Meissonier's dealer ;
Antony Roux, Marseille ;
Sale Defoer, Paris, May 22nd 1886, n° 24 (illustrated) ;
Sale Secretan, Paris, July 1st 1889, n° 46 ;
Marquise de Casa Riera ; 
Adnan Khashoggi ;
Purchased at an auction of works from the Khashoggi collection by the present owners in Spain in the 1980s. 

Exhibited

Exposition Universelle, Vienna, 1873, n° 482 ;
Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1878, n° 628 ;
Cent chefs-d'œuvre, Galerie George Petit, Paris, 1883, n° 66 (belonging to Mr. Defoer) ;
Rétrospective Meissonier, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1884, n° 82, reproduced ;
Rétrospective Meissonier, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1893, n° 891.

Literature

Meissonier's account book (fragment kept in the Louvre archives) ;
Gustave Larroumet, Meissonier, Paris 1895, illustrated p. 23.
V. C. O. Gréard, Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier, Paris, 1897, p. 402 ;
Exhibition catalogue Meissonier, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, March 25th-June 27th, 1997, listed pp. 35-36.

Catalogue Note

From 1868, Meissonier goes regularly to Antibes in the south of France. The Salice road by the Mediterranean sea is one of his favourite spots and he often paints it. Antibes, la promenade à cheval (musée d'Orsay, Paris) and Le général et son aide de camp, route de la Salice (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) show the Salice road seen much closer to the sea and the fort. In our picture, Meissonier has wonderfully captured the beautiful light and colours of Southern France.

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Paris