PIERRE NICOLAS LEGRAND DE LÉRANT | A PAIR OF CLASSICAL SCENES WITH FIGURES AMONG RUINS: A) A RUINED PALATIAL HALL IN A CITY SACKED BY TURKS (RECTO); A PLAN OF THE BUILDING WITH STUDIES OF FIGURES (VERSO) B) A CAPRICCIO OF CLASSICAL RUINS WITH TURKS BY A POOL IN THE FOREGROUND
PIERRE NICOLAS LEGRAND DE LÉRANT
Pont-L'Eveque 1758 - 1829 Berne
A PAIR OF CLASSICAL SCENES WITH FIGURES AMONG RUINS:
A) A RUINED PALATIAL HALL IN A CITY SACKED BY TURKS (RECTO); A PLAN OF THE BUILDING WITH STUDIES OF FIGURES (VERSO)
B) A CAPRICCIO OF CLASSICAL RUINS WITH TURKS BY A POOL IN THE FOREGROUND
Both watercolor and gouache over traces of black chalk;
A) signed and dated, lower left: P.re N.as Legrand / Archi.us inven. del. / 1765
B) signed, lower left: Le Grand / Arch:ius inv. del.
A) 374 by 485 mm
B) 376 by 483 mm
Both works retain their original 18th century French decorative mounts. Both artworks show evidence of some minor abrasions and small losses of gouache, particularly to the extremities. There is some minor buckling to both sheets though this does not detract from their overall appearance. The combination of media remains predominantly well intact throughout, with the colors fresh and vibrant and both images strong. Both sold in modern giltwood frames.
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Comte de Blangy;
sale, New York, Christie's, 10 January 1990, lot 122