GEORGES CLAIRIN | Visiting Luxor
GEORGES CLAIRIN | Visiting Luxor
GEORGES CLAIRIN | Visiting Luxor
GEORGES CLAIRIN | Visiting Luxor
GEORGES CLAIRIN | Visiting Luxor
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GEORGES CLAIRIN | Visiting Luxor

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

GEORGES CLAIRIN | Visiting Luxor

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Description

GEORGES CLAIRIN

French

1843-1919

Visiting Luxor


signed G. Clairin lower left

pastel and gouache on paper

52.5 by 44cm., 20¾ by 17¼in.

framed: 77 by 66cm., 30¼ by 26in.


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Condition Report

Pastel and gouache on paper laid on cardboard. The board is flat, even, and ensuring a stable support.

Colours are bright and the medium is well preserved.

With the exception of some small dirt spots in the sky, this work is in good condition and is ready to hang.


Presented glazed, in a decorative gilt frame.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot

Catalogue Note

This view is of the westernmost colossus in front of the first pylon at the Temple of Luxor, Egypt. Taking some artistic licence, Clairin has here depicted the colossus standing rather than seated. The group of men to the right, comprising an artist, a French soldier and local guides, recall the Egyptomania prevalent in France through the nineteenth century, following Napoleon's expedition of 1798-1801.

GEORGES CLAIRIN | Visiting Luxor
GEORGES CLAIRIN | Visiting Luxor
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