JEAN-JOSEPH BENJAMIN-CONSTANT | AT THE BAZAAR
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JEAN-JOSEPH BENJAMIN-CONSTANT | AT THE BAZAAR

Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP

JEAN-JOSEPH BENJAMIN-CONSTANT | AT THE BAZAAR

Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP

Lot Sold:106,250GBP

Lot Details

Description

JEAN-JOSEPH BENJAMIN-CONSTANT

French

1845-1902

AT THE BAZAAR


signed Benj. Constant lower right

oil on canvas

55 by 85cm., 21½ by 33½in.

Condition Report

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Mathaf Gallery, London

Purchased from the above

Exhibited

Toulouse, Musée des Augustins; Montreal, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Benjamin-Constant: Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism, 2014-15, no. 174, illustrated in the catalogue

Literature

Caroline Juler, Najd Collection of Orientalist Paintings, London, 1991, pp. 29-30, catalogued & illustrated

Lynne Thornton, The Orientalists Painter-Travellers, Courbevoie, 1994, p. 26, catalogued & illustrated

Lynne Thornton, Les Orientalistes, peintres voyageurs, Paris, 2001, p. 194, catalogued & illustrated 

Catalogue Note

The present work depicts two traders examining swords, surrounded by myriad objects, some of which Benjamin-Constant may have collected while living in Tangier. The composition includes a pair of finely observed nineteenth century Rabat carpets as well as metal pots and ceramics.

Important Works from the Najd Collection
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