JAN-JOSEPH-XAVIER BIDAULD | View of Monte Cavo, near Albano
JAN-JOSEPH-XAVIER BIDAULD | View of Monte Cavo, near Albano
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JAN-JOSEPH-XAVIER BIDAULD | View of Monte Cavo, near Albano

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP

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JAN-JOSEPH-XAVIER BIDAULD | View of Monte Cavo, near Albano

Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

The Propery of a Lady

JEAN-JOSEPH-XAVIER BIDAULD

Carpentras 1758 - 1846 Montmorency

View of Monte Cavo, near Albano


oil on canvas

27 x 34.7 cm.; 10⅝ x 13¼ in.

Condition Report

The canvas is lined, the paint surface has some surface accretions, and the varnish has very slightly discoloured. Y-shaped restoration to a damage in the sky and to the top of the central hill is visible approx. 3 x 4cm. Another smaller spot of restoration just to the left of this is visible. Both of these are confirmed by inspection under ultraviolet light, which also reveals a small area of restoration in the hills lower left, 1 x 1 cm. Very fine spot retouchings are found in both upper corners. The rest of the composition remains untouched, and the painting is in overall good condition.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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Provenance

Anonymous sale, New York, Sotheby's, 26 January 2007, lot 170, for $120,000, where acquired by the present owner.

Catalogue Note

Bidauld, like other French landscape painters of his generation, travelled to Italy in 1785 to complete his artistic training in the Italian countryside. His Italian sojourn, which lasted five years, proved to be a defining experience for Bidauld and the many plein air sketches and paintings he produced while there provided inspiration throughout the rest of his artistic career. Though he returned to Italy only once after his initial visit, he drew heavily upon his fond memories of the landscape and continued to paint Italian subjects throughout his career.


Similar views by Bidauld of comparable measurements were sold at Christie's London, 4 July 1997, lot 67; and at Sotheby's New York, 27 January 2006, lot 337 for $240,00.

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