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69

French School, 18th Century

The entrance of Hôtel Thellusson

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

French School, 18th Century

French School, 18th Century

The entrance of Hôtel Thellusson

The entrance of Hôtel Thellusson

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

Lot sold:

1,890

GBP

French School, 18th Century

The entrance of Hôtel Thellusson


Pen and brown ink and watercolour over black chalk;

bears indistinct signature and date in pen and brown ink, lower right:  1759 Lemoine (?) and bears inscription on the mount: Vue de l'entrée du Palais de Louvecienne par le Parc and two inscriptions, on pieces of paper attached to the backboard, describing the history of the Hôtel Thellusson and its construction.

unframed: 330 by 508 mm

framed: 530 by 650 mm

Laid down. Overall in fairly good condition. A few light brown stains, located at the lower left margin and also at the upper right margin. Watercolour remains fresh and vibrant. Sold framed


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The Hôtel Thellusson was a luxurious townhouse in Paris, built in 1778 by the architect Claude-Nicolas Ledoux for Marie-Jeanne Girardot de Vermenoux (1736–1781), the widow of Georges-Tobie de Thellusson, a Genevan banker. The house was destroyed in 1826.


The French artist Jean Baptiste Lallemand (1716-1803) is recorded as having depicted the same townhouse from a different angle. It has not been possible to decipher the signature that is located to the lower right of the sheet but one cannot rule out the possibility that this watercolour might be based on an original design by Lallemand.