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 Vollon, Antoine (French painter, printmaker, 1833-1900) , A Corner of the Louvre

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Title A Corner of the Louvre
Alternative Title Les Tuileries; Le Pavillon de Flore; Le Pavillon de Flore et la Pont Royal
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Vollon, Antoine (French painter, printmaker, 1833-1900)
Date Earliest about 1872
Date Latest probably about 1875
Signed yes
Description Although Vollon is famous as a painter of still-lifes, his landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes reflect his growing interest in the work of the Barbizon artists. Here, it is a grey rainy day and crowds of hurrying pedestrians, bustle across the Pont Royal. The spontaneity of Vollon's technique is seen here in his juicy handling of thick paint. While it is obvious that this painting was executed quickly, it is possible that it was done either outside from nature, or from a window on the left bank of the Seine.
Current Accession Number 2813
Inscription front ll 'A. Vollon'
Subject townscape; place (Paris)
Measurements 32.0 x 40.4 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Given by Sir John Richmond 1948.
Provenance Moreau-Chaslon sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 6 February 1882, lot 84, as Le Pavillon de Flore et le Pont Royal; M. Clemenso de Lyon sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 1888, lot 52, as Pavillon de Flore, M. Millet, Marseilles sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 1898, lot 23, as Pavillon de Flore; F. and J. Tempelaere; from whom purchased by Alex Reid, November 1919; from whom purchased by John P. Kinghorn, January 1920.
Principal Exhibitions An Exhibition of French Painting, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, 1920; cat. no. 35, as Les Tuileries; Second Inaugural Loan Exhibition of Pictures by Scottish and Foreign Artists, Museum and Art Gallery, Kirkcaldy, 1928, cat. no. 131; Masterpieces of French 19th Century Art from the Collections of Glasgow Museums, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo (touring), 1994, cat. no. 20, pp. 76-8, ill. p. 199.
Publications An Exhibition of French Painting, McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, 1920; cat. no. 35, as Les Tuileries; Second Inaugural Loan Exhibition of Pictures by Scottish and Foreign Artists, Museum and Art Gallery, Kirkcaldy, 1928, cat. no. 131; Masterpieces of French 19th Century Art from the Collections of Glasgow Museums, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo (touring), 1994, cat. no. 20, pp. 76-8, ill. p. 199; Tabler, Carol Forman, The Landscape Paintings of Antoine Vollon (1833-1900): A Catalogue and an Analysis, unpublished doctoral dissertation, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1995, ill. no. 82
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Vivien Hamilton
 

 

 

 

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