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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Dunkerque. Une pêcheuse de crevettes

Estimate:

60,000 to - 80,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Dunkerque. Une pêcheuse de crevettes

Dunkerque. Une pêcheuse de crevettes

Estimate:

60,000 to - 80,000 USD

Lot sold:

107,100

USD

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

Paris 1796 - 1875 Ville d'Avray

Dunkerque. Une pêcheuse de crevettes 


signed lower right: COROT 

oil on panel

canvas: 10 by 17 7/8 in.; 25.4 by 45.3 cm.

framed: 17 3/8 by 25 3/4 in.; 44.1 by 65.4 cm.


We would like to thank Martin Dieterle and Claire Lebeau for kindly confirming the authenticity of this lot. 

The following condition report was kindly provided by Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc.: Not examined out of the frame. This work is in lovely condition. The panel is flat and shows no reinforcements on the reverse. The paint layer is stable. There are a few spots of retouching along the extreme bottom edge, in the upper left corner, upper right and upper left. The landscape and figures are completely unretouched. The work should be hung as is.


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.

The artist;
By whom sold, Paris, M. Boussaton, 14 April 1858, lot 14 (as Environs de Dunkerque);
There acquired by Adolphe-Victor Geoffroy-Dechaume, Paris;
By whom sold, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 14 April 1893, lot 4 (as Les dunes de Dunkerque);
With Hector Brame, Paris;
From whom acquired by Goupil & Cie., Paris, May 1893 (as Les Dunes, no. 23022);
From whom acquired by Arnold & Tripp, Paris, October 1893;
Mrs. John Woodruff Simpson (née Seney), New York, by 1942;
From whom acquired by Knoedler & Co., New York, 1944;  
Anonymous sale, New York, Christie's, New York, 24 October 1990, lot 33;
Acquired in 2009.
A. Robaut, L'oeuvre de Corot, catalogue raisonné et illustré, Paris, 1965, vol. II, p. 252, cat no. 761, reproduced p. 253
Paris, École Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Exposition de l'oeuvre de Corot, 1875, no. 176 (as Les Dunes (environs de Dunkerque)), lent by Adolphe-Victor Geoffroy-Dechaume.

In September 1857, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot traveled to Dunkirk, a coastal town near the border of France and Belgium, with fellow artists Constant Dutilleux and Charles Desavary. There Corot painted at least ten oils, the present work included, of Dunkirk’s dunes, fishermen and large harbor.


The following year, Dunkerque. Une pêcheuse de crevettes was sold in the artist’s first auction, under commissaire-priseur and dealer M. Boussaton. Thirty-eight works were offered, with only two unsold, for a total of 14,223 francs, easing the artist’s initial concerns with the sale format. The present work was purchased at this auction by the sculptor Adolphe-Victor Geoffroy-Dechaume.