Spanning seven centuries of European art, our traditional Paris June sale will offer a wonderful ensemble of Old Master and 19th Century Paintings and Sculpture. Important works by Sébastien Bourdon, Jacob van Loo are joined by paintings by Adriaen Thomasz. Key, Jacob de Wet and Hubert Robert.
The sale will feature some rediscoveries, as for example the sketch for the May of Notre-Dame by Joseph Parrocel and a wonderful scene at the Café-Concert by Eugène Lecoindre, almost Impressionist. Paintings by Bonvin, Friant, Carpeaux, Courbet or Corot complete this sale.
Furthermore, we will be offering Sculptures & Works of Art ranging from the Haute Epoque to the 19th century. Amongst a fine selection of Renaissance and Baroque bronzes and marbles stands out a finely carved portrait bust of the Florentine senator and collector Filippo Buonarotti, circa 1710/20 attributed to the Florentine sculptor Antonio Montauti (1683-1746), as well as an important bronze of Boreas Abducting Orythia, cast in the mid 18th century and a rare Roman Écorché bronze horse, attributed to Francesco Righetti (1749-1815) from a distinguished Parisian villa. A fine series of 19th century terracotta highlights by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux from a European collection will complete this fine ensemble.
The sale will be online from 23–30 June. The exhibition will be on view in our galleries (76 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré) on June 26th, 27th, 29th and 30th from 10am to 6pm.
Sculpture from the Middle-Ages to the 19th century
For the Sculpture & Works of Art section, we will be presenting a fine selection from the Haute Epoque until the 19th century. For the Middle Ages we feature an important Tuscan gilt bronze and copper processional cross circa 1500, a beautiful limestone Bourbonnaise, circa 1500-1520, attributed to Jean Guilhomet, known as Jean de Chartres (c. 1465-1513), as well as a polychrome limewood figure of the Virgin and Child I, circa 1500, from Upper Swabia.
For the Baroque period, we present an important pair of monumental marble busts of Lucretia and Cleopatra attributed to the Venetian sculptor Francesco Penso, known as Cabianca (1665-1737); from the château de Pontchartrain; a baroque marble portrait of the historian Filippo Buonarotti, circa 1710/20, attributed to the Florentine sculptor Antonio Montauti, as well as a finely modelled Roman ‘berninesque’ terracotta figure of the Sea god Glaucos, from the early 18th century.
Among the Renaissance and Baroque bronzes, we will present some exquisite sculptures including a Rape of Orithyia by Boreas, cast in the middle of the 18th century, of good quality, a rare flayed Ecorché horse attributed to Francesco Righetti (1749-1815), from a distinguished Parisian villa. A fine series of 19th century terracottas by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827-1875), from a private European collection, completes our selection.