JEAN LOUIS ERNEST MEISSONIER | LE TROMPETTE DE 1807
JEAN LOUIS ERNEST MEISSONIER
1815 - 1891
LE TROMPETTE DE 1807
inscribed 14 (lower right) and 18 (lower left); with the Vente Meissonier 1893 wax seal (on the reverse)
oil on panel
panel: 9 by 4½ in.; 22.9 by 11.4 cm
framed: 13⅜ by 8⅞ in.; 34 by 22.5 cm
Oil on panel, not examined out of the frame. There is a 1 inch addition to the bottom of the work, which is probably inherent. The surface is in generally good condition, aside from surface dirt and dust, and a few pin dot losses on the horse and rider. The colors remain fresh. Under UV light, the picture surface is obscured by an uneven green-fluorescing varnish, though a very few pin dots of retouching to the figure are visible.
Framed in a simple black frame and ready to hang in its current state.
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The artist (and sold, his studio sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 12-15, 1893, lot 61, illustrated)
Schweitzer Galleries, New York, no. 4527 (as Trumpeter in Rose Military Coat Mounted)
Sale: Christie's East, February 14, 1995, lot 23, illustrated (as The Battle Cry)
Private Collection, Jackson, Wyoming
Thence by descent