Tableaux Dessins Sculptures 1300-1900
Online Auction: 23–30 June 2020 • 5:00 PM CEST • Paris

Tableaux Dessins Sculptures 1300-1900 23–30 June 2020 • 5:00 PM CEST • Paris

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.

Featured Highlights

School of Emilia Romagna, circa 1500 | Julius Caesar Receiving the Head of Pompey
Painted around 1500, this octagonal panel has not been on the market since the sale of the collection of the famous William Randolph Hearst in the 1950s. Probably intended primarily as a diplomatic gift, it is a precious testimony of the Italian early Renaissance painting, close in style and technique to the works of Perugino and the young Raphael.

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Sébastien Bourdon
Estimate: 30,000 – 50,000 EUR
Sébastien Bourdon, The Adoration of the Golden Calf
The Old Testament is an inexhaustible source of subjects for 17th century artists. One of the most prominent French painters of the classical era, Sébastien Bourdon seizes the subject of the Adoration of the Golden Calf and of Moses preparing to break the Tablets of the Law and transforms it into a powerful, vibrant and colorful image, following the example of Nicolas Poussin.

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Henri Lehmann
Estimate: 60,000 – 80,000 EUR
Henri Lehmann, Allegory of Human Life or The Ages of Life
As a worthy heir to the Ingresque tradition, Henri Lehmann pays here a vibrant tribute to his master as well as to Italian Renaissance painting. In the bright light of morning, he creates a strong vision of life, showing the destiny of human kind through the various ages of man. From the meditating attitude of the old man sitting next to the tree, to the joy of the dancers in the background, from the young couple standing to the family with the newborn in the foreground, Lehmann guides the viewer’s eye from scene to scene.

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Charles Caryl Coleman
Estimate: 15,000 – 20,000 EUR
Charles Caryl Coleman, View of the Pincio in Rome, With the Villa Medici and the Trinità Dei Monti
In the delicate light of a winter morning, the American painter Charles Caryl Coleman offers us an unusual vision of Rome and the Pincio under a beautiful layer of pure white snow. Captured from the window of his studio, it shows the majestic Villa Medici, as well as, in the distance, the outlines of the Trinita dei Monti.

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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.

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