Portrait of the poet André Chénier (1762-1794), three-quarter length, seated at a table covered in a green cloth with papers and an inkwell, his hand tucked into his jacket
Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet

Portrait of the poet André Chénier (1762-1794), three-quarter length, seated at a table covered in a green cloth with papers and an inkwell, his hand tucked into his jacket

22 January 2021 • New York

Portrait of the poet André Chénier (1762-1794), three-quarter length, seated at a table covered in a green cloth with papers and an inkwell, his hand tucked into his jacket
Portrait of the poet André Chénier (1762-1794), three-quarter length, seated at a table covered in a green cloth with papers and an inkwell, his hand tucked into his jacket
Portrait of the poet André Chénier (1762-1794), three-quarter length, seated at a table covered in a green cloth with papers and an inkwell, his hand tucked into his jacket
Portrait of the poet André Chénier (1762-1794), three-quarter length, seated at a table covered in a green cloth with papers and an inkwell, his hand tucked into his jacket
Portrait of the poet André Chénier (1762-1794), three-quarter length, seated at a table covered in a green cloth with papers and an inkwell, his hand tucked into his jacket
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Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet

Portrait of the poet André Chénier (1762-1794), three-quarter length, seated at a table covered in a green cloth with papers and an inkwell, his hand tucked into his jacket

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet

Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet

Portrait of the poet André Chénier (1762-1794), three-quarter length, seated at a table covered in a green cloth with papers and an inkwell, his hand tucked into his jacket

Portrait of the poet André Chénier (1762-1794), three-quarter length, seated at a table covered in a green cloth with papers and an inkwell, his hand tucked into his jacket

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

12 days, 15 hours

12 days, 15 hours

January 30, 04:44 PM (GMT)

January 30, 04:44 PM (GMT)

Description

Property from the Estate of Alexis Gregory, sold to benefit the Alexis Gregory Foundation

Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet

Paris 1789 - Paris 1863

Portrait of the poet André Chénier (1762-1794), three-quarter length, seated at a table covered in a green cloth with papers and an inkwell, his hand tucked into his jacket


signed and dated lower left: H Vernet1825

oil on canvas, unlined

canvas: 15 7/8 b 12 3/4 in.; 40.3 by 32.4 cm.

framed: 19 3/4 by 16 3/4 in.; 50.2 by 42.5 cm. 

Catalogue note

André Chénier was an influential and important poet of Revolutionary France, though most of his work was not published until the early 19th century, almost 25 years after his demise during the Terror. The legend of his political struggle and ultimate death was immortalized in Umberto Giordano’s opera Andrea Chénier (1896) as well as Chateaubriand’s work Le Génie du christianisme (1802), Sainte-Beuve’s Joseph Delorme (1829), and Vigny’s Stello (1832).