JEAN-BAPTISTE GREUZE | RECTO AND VERSO: LE BÉNÉDICITÉ
Tournus 1725 - 1805 Paris
RECTO AND VERSO: LE BÉNÉDICITÉ
Pen and black ink and gray wash, over black chalk (recto); black chalk (verso)
16⅛ by 13¾ in.; 415 by 351 mm
Hinge mounted to a modern mount. Some slight toning to the recto. The drawing remains in otherwise superb condition throughout with the combination of media fresh and vibrant. Sold in a giltwood frame.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Marie Joseph Louis d'Albert d'Ailly, Duc de Chaulnes (1741-1792);
Baron Maurice de Rothschild, Paris,
Seized by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg from the Baron’s residence, the hôtel de Pontalba, 41 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, 1940, and restituted to the Baron 12 December 1948,
The Rothschild Collection, London;
With Paul Rosenberg & Co., New York
J. Martin, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint et dessiné de Jean-Baptiste Greuze, suivi de la liste des gravures exécutées d'après ses ouvrages, Paris 1908, p. 19, no. 255;
Répertoire des biens spoliés en France pendant la Guerre 1939-1945, Bureau Central des Restitutions, 1947, Vol. II, p. 18, no. 4026,33.041
Little Rock, The Arkansas Arts Center, Fragonard & His Friends: Changing Ideals in Eighteenth Century Art, 3 March - 20 April 1983