Rome, a view of Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo
Property from a private collection
Jean-Achille Benouville

Rome, a view of Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo

22 January 2021 • New York

Rome, a view of Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo
Rome, a view of Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo
Rome, a view of Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo
Rome, a view of Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo
Rome, a view of Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo
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Jean-Achille Benouville

Rome, a view of Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 USD

Property from a private collection

Jean-Achille Benouville

Jean-Achille Benouville

Rome, a view of Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo

Rome, a view of Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo

Estimate:

80,000 - 120,000 USD

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

12 days, 14 hours

12 days, 14 hours

January 30, 04:16 PM (GMT)

January 30, 04:16 PM (GMT)

Description

Property from a private collection

Jean-Achille Benouville

Paris 1815 - 1891

Rome, a view of Saint Peter's and the Castel Sant'Angelo


oil on paper, laid on canvas

canvas: 15 by 23 1/2 in.; 38.1 by 59.7 cm.  

framed: 19 1/2 by 27 5/8 in.; 49.5 by 70.2 cm. 

Provenance

With W.M. Brady & Co., New York;
From whom acquired. 

Exhibited

Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Sur le motif: Painting in Nature around 1800, 23 September 2008 - 8 March 2009, no. 2 (as circa 1866). 

Catalogue note

Though born and trained in Paris, Jean-Achille Benouville spent much of his career in Italy painting landscapes en plein air.  Benouville made two brief trips to the country after winning the second prize in the Prix de Rome in 1837, but it was his third trip, taken alongside Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot in 1843, which would be the most formative. Indeed, the two artists shared an apartment in Rome and Corot himself painted a nearly identical view to the present painting.1 Benouville was greatly influenced by Corot's landscape painting technique and absorbed his delicate sensitivity to light, fluid use of colors, and careful compositional approach. 


Benouville returned to France and after winning first prize in the Prix de Rome in 1845 was able to justify a longer, state-sponsored trip to Italy; he would remain there (with a few short trips back to France) until after the death of his second wife in 1870. 


1. Now in the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires. See https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a3/Jean_Baptiste_Camille_Corot_-_Vista_del_Castel_Sant%27Angelo.jpg