I t was with an elegant Parisian touch that Claude and Jacques Rohault de Fleury assembled an eclectic and highly sophisticated collection in their beautiful home in Neuilly.
Upon entering, visitors discovered an enchanting collection of miniatures from North India, Deccan and Safavid Iran surrounding the central staircase. Moving through the beautifully decorated residence a fabulous collection of works by Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita blended with views of the South of France by renowned painters such as Pierre Bonnard, Paul Signac and Charles Camoin.
Beautiful decorative objects adorned the many rooms: rock crystal and gold obelisks, ducks and a heron by Boucheron, a Nawhal tusk and fantastical ceramic cats by Emile Gallé. The walls featured another wide variety of artists: pastels by Lucien Levy-Dhurmer, watercolors by Salvador Dalí, views of Montmartre by Utrillo and a rare oil portrait by Camille Claudel.
At the crossroads of the fine and decorative arts these exquisite objects, paintings, drawings and sculpture, carefully gathered together over the years, create a compelling and seductive coherence that will appeal to collectors.
Jacques and Claude Rohault de Fleury’s Collection features a group of around sixty Indian miniatures dating from the end of the 18th century to the middle of the 19th century.
Their brightly coloured pigments are remarkable, and they feature lively compositions. Several schools are represented, mainly the Rajput School from North of India. Each school has their own stylistic characteristics. Some scenes are taken from epics such as the Rāmāyana: "The Route of Rāma", and Mahābhārata: Life of Krishna, but also equestrian portraits of dignitaries parading or hunting and courtly scenes.