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ANTOINE VOLLON | ASSORTED FLOWERS IN A VASE WITH GRAPES AND A PEACH ON A TABLE

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

ANTOINE VOLLON | ASSORTED FLOWERS IN A VASE WITH GRAPES AND A PEACH ON A TABLE

ANTOINE VOLLON | ASSORTED FLOWERS IN A VASE WITH GRAPES AND A PEACH ON A TABLE

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 USD

Lot sold:

12,500

USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

ANTOINE VOLLON

French

1833 - 1900

ASSORTED FLOWERS IN A VASE WITH GRAPES AND A PEACH ON A TABLE


signed A. Vollon (lower right)

oil on canvas

canvas: 18 ½ by 14 ⅝ in.; 47 by 37.1 cm

framed: 28 ¾ by 24 ⅝ in.; 73 by 62.5 cm


We are grateful to Dr. Carole Forman Tabler, who has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this painting and dates it circa 1860.

The painting has a fairly recent relining, which is stable and supports the painting well. The overall surface is clean and presents itself beautifully. Under UV: the painting has had small touches of restoration, mostly to address the craquelure in the lower right corner of the painting in the dark half of the vase, some touches in the blue flowers at lower right as well as in the blue flower at upper left. Some similar touches in the peaches and grapes at lower left. There is a thicker varnish over the signature at lower right, suggesting it has been added to make the signature more visible. Overall good condition. In a modern gilt frame. 


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Sale: Christie's, New York, October 24, 1990, lot 7, illustrated (for $38,500)

Acquired at the above sale

Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, June 1887

Antoine Vollon's career began in Lyon, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts from 1850-52. Moving to Paris in 1859, Vollon struck up friendships with artists such as Théodule Ribot and François Bonvin, who encouraged him to focus on still life and whose influence is evident in the present work. He was among the exhibitors at the first Salon des Refusés in 1863, though by 1865 his work was accepted by the officially sanctioned Salon des artistes français, where he would continue to exhibit regularly. Vollon's distinguished career was recognized in 1897, when he was elected as a full academician of the Académie des Beaux-Arts.