'Une fillette avec pigeons', after Jean-Baptiste Greuze
Property from a Private Collection, Japan
John Constable, R.A.'Une fillette avec pigeons', after Jean-Baptiste Greuze
30 November 2020 • London

30 November 2020 • London

30 November 2020 • London

'Une fillette avec pigeons', after Jean-Baptiste Greuze
'Une fillette avec pigeons', after Jean-Baptiste Greuze
'Une fillette avec pigeons', after Jean-Baptiste Greuze
'Une fillette avec pigeons', after Jean-Baptiste Greuze
'Une fillette avec pigeons', after Jean-Baptiste Greuze
'Une fillette avec pigeons', after Jean-Baptiste Greuze
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John Constable, R.A.

'Une fillette avec pigeons', after Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP
Property from a Private Collection, Japan

John Constable, R.A.

'Une fillette avec pigeons', after Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 GBP

Description

Property from a Private Collection, Japan

John Constable, R.A.

East Bergholt, Suffolk 1776 - 1837 Hampstead

'Une fillette avec pigeons', after Jean-Baptiste Greuze


oil on canvas

unframed: 73.2 x 60.5 cm.; 28 3/4 x 23 3/4 in.

framed: 99.5 x 88.3 cm.; 39 1/8 x 34 3/4 in.

Condition report

The canvas is lined, the paint surface is clean and the varnish is clear and even. Much of the underdrawing is visible to the naked eye. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals the rather opaque varnish, but apparently very little intervention, save for some scattered, small retouching in the girl's drapery, arm, chest hair, and below her proper right finger. There are a handful of pin-prick retouchings in her eye and around her nose. There are also some very minor retouchings in the background but the painting seems to be largely untouched and in overall very good condition. 


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. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color 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. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Provenance

Painted for Cordelia, Lady Jackson;
By whom bequeathed to her daughter, Henrietta;
Thence by family descent to Mrs P. Whitehead Smith;
By whom anonymously sold ('The Property of a Lady'), London, Christie's, 22 April 1983, lot 54, to Dallas;
With Anthony Dallas & Son Ltd., London, 1984.

Literature

R.B. Beckett, John Constable's Correspondence: The Correspondence with C.R. Leslie, R.A., vol. III, Suffolk 1965, pp. 42, 50, 52 and 55;
R.B. Beckett, John Constable's Correspondence: Patrons, Dealers and Fellow Artists, vol. IV, Suffolk 1966, p. 409;
T. Boyd, 'English Girl: French Style', in Country Life, vol. CLXIII, 1978, p. 1660;
G. Reynolds, The later paintings and drawings of John Constable, New Haven and London 1984, text vol., p. 230, cat. no. 31.15, plates vol., reproduced pl. 802;
M. Cormack, Constable, Oxford 1986, pp. 213 and 249, note 24;
J. Ingamells, The Wallace Collection. Catalogue of Pictures. French before 1815, London 1989, vol. III, pp. 199 and 200 (note 4), under cat. no. P428.