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François Boucher

Les villageois à la pêche | 《垂釣的村民》

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Estimate:

250,000

to
- 350,000 GBP

Property from a European Private Collection

François Boucher

François Boucher

Les villageois à la pêche | 《垂釣的村民》

Les villageois à la pêche | 《垂釣的村民》

Estimate:

250,000

to
- 350,000 GBP

Lot sold:

315,000

GBP

Property from a European Private Collection

François Boucher

Paris 1703 - 1770

Les villageois à la pêche



signed and dated on the rock lower right: f. Boucher 1766

oil on canvas, oval

76.2 x 60 cm.; 30 x 23⅝ in.


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弗朗索瓦・布雪

巴黎,1703 - 1770年

《垂釣的村民》


款識:藝術家於右下方的岩石上簽名並紀年f. Boucher 1766

油彩畫布,橢圓形

76.2 x 60 公分;30 x 23⅝ 英寸

The following condition report is provided by Henry Gentle who is an external specialist and not an employee of Sotheby's:

 

François Boucher

Les villageois à la pêche

oil on canvas, oval

 

The painting is lined and there is good adhesion between the original canvas and the lining fabric.

 

The tacking edge is weakened and there is a slight loss of tension.

 

Under raking light historic raised stretcher marks can be seen and a small fracture to the canvas with minimal associated paint loss can be detected through the top of the head of the seated girl.

 

The paint layer is slightly raised but is stable and secure.

 

Under u-v light two small repaired losses in the sky, centre top, can be seen along with some minor scattering of retouchings to the sky, upper left, to reduce shrinkage cracquelure and areas where the canvas texture has become more visible.

The restorations are discoloured.

 

The paint layer is very well preserved and in good original condition overall. The texture through the lively brushwork is intact and impasted highlights are preserved.

Fine details are in a good preserved condition, including the signature.

 

Chromatic values are well maintained and the tonal values, already good, would be enhanced by the removal of the discoloured varnish.

 

The painting presents well.


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.

M. Morel, his (anonymous) sale et al., Paris, Lebrun 3 May 1786 (postponed from 19 April), lot 154, 131 livres to Langlier;

Hubert Robert (1733–1808), Paris;

His posthumous sale, Paris, 5–12 April 1809, lot 34 (with companion): ‘Deux paysages en forme ovale, avec Chaumieres et fabriques. Dans l'um, un jeune garçon qui pêche à la Ligne; dans l'autre, des Villageois qui conduisent un Bateau’, for 25 francs;

Horsin Déon, Paris;

His sale, Paris, Escribe, 26–27 March 1868, lot 2 (with pendant as lot 3), for 1260 francs;

Otto Mundler, his posthumous sale Paris, Pillet, 27 November 1868, lot 2, for 3120 francs;

Anonymous sale, Paris, Galerie Charpentier, 1 June 1949, lot 34 (with pendant), for 3m francs to Baron Cassel;

Baron and Baroness Cassel van Doorn, their sale Paris, Galere Charpentier, 9 March 1954, lot 23 (with pendant lot 24) for 3.5m francs;

Private collection, Paris.

E. and J. de Goncourt, L'Art du XVIIIeme Siècle, Paris 1880, p. 208;

A. Michel, François Boucher (catalogue by L. Souillé and C. Masson), Paris 1906, no. 1553;

A. Ananoff and D. Wildenstein, François Boucher, Lausanne and Paris 1976, vol. II, p. 260, cat. no. 627, reproduced p. 261 (as pendant to lot 42 in this sale);

A. Ananoff and D. Wildenstein, L'opera completa di Boucher, Milan 1980, pp. 138–39, no. 663, reproduced (as dated 1776 and as pendant to lot 42 in this sale).

Engraved

The compositon engraved in rectangular format by René Gaillard (1719–1790), under the title ‘Les villageois à la pêche’