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Jacques De Lajoüe

France (1687 -  1761 )
de LAJOÜE Jacques An Elegant Party Near A Well With A Palace In The Background

Palais Dorotheum
Apr 9, 2014
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Jacques De Lajoüe - An Artist Sketching A Monument Within A Vaulted Gallery

Jacques De Lajoüe - An Artist Sketching A Monument Within A Vaulted Gallery

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Lot number: 79
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Jacques de Lajoue
French, 1687-1761
An Artist Sketching a Monument Within a Vaulted Gallery
Signed
Lajoue
(lr); inscribed
h. no. 20
(ul verso)
Ink and wash with watercolor on paper
8 1/2 x 14 inches (21.5 x 35.5 cm)
C
Affixed with paper tape to the front mount along all four edges verso. Scattered abrasions with minor losses. Minor foxing and staining.
Jacques De Lajoüe - An Elegant Party Near A Well With A Palace In The Background

Jacques De Lajoüe - An Elegant Party Near A Well With A Palace In The Background

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Lot number: 575
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Abraham Ignace Bolkman and Jacques de Lajoué
Abraham Ignace Bolkman (Turin 1704–1772 Paris) and Jacques de Lajoué (Paris 1686–1761)

An elegant party near a well with a palace in the background,

oil on canvas, 170 x 284 cm, framed

Provenance:

Probably commissioned by Prince Victor I Amadeo of Savoy-Carignan for the dining hall of the Hôtel de Soissons in Paris;

private collection, Spain

We are grateful to Dr. Arabella Cifani, whose in-depth certificate accompanies the present painting, for identifying the artist.

It was only recently that this large painting was identified as a work by Abraham Ignace Bolkman made in collaboration with Jacques de Lajoué. Whereas Lajoué, who painted the fountain and parts of the staffage, is a well-known artist of the French Rococo, Bolkman, who conceived the Franco-Italian landscape and painted the remaining figures, was only recently rediscovered. The few sources we know prove that he was a prolific and much valued artist in Paris around the middle of the century. He was the son of the Turin court painter Peter Maurice Bolkman, an influential landscapist of Dutch origins. Abraham was still recorded in Turin in 1725. Probably through the intervention of Jean-Baptiste van Loo, Abraham went to Paris soon afterwards, where he, like Van Loo himself, became a court painter to Prince Victor Amadeo I of Savoy-Carignan from Turin, who had come to live in Paris in 1718. Savoy-Carignan almost went bankrupt through his passion for art and the large-scale reconstruction of his town palace, the Hôtel de Soissons. He was one of the most important patrons in Paris during the first half of the century (see R. Ziskin, Sheltering Art: Collecting and Social Identity in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris, Pennsylvania, 2012).

In 1741, after the death of Carignan, Bolkman was still living in the latter\’\’ \’\’s palace, which, according to documents, was demolished in 1748: \“Abraham-Ignace Bolkman peintre de feu M. le prince de Carignan, demeurant à Paris, à l hôtel de Soissons, âgé de 34 ans, ou environ\” (Nouvelles Archives de l\’\’\’\’art français, Recueil de documents inédits publiés par la Société de l\’\’\’\’histoire de l\’\’\’\’art français, 2nd series, vol. IV, ed. by J. Guiffrey, Paris, 1883, pp. 394–96, pp. 400ff). In 1752, Bolkman became a member of the Académie de Saint Luc and that same year received a substantial sum in payment for several landscape paintings commissioned for Princess Henrietta of France. Bolkman was also court painter to the king of Denmark, as is mentioned in a document from 1741.

The Prince of Savoy-Carignan had his dining hall decorated with \“three large landscapes with figures in the style of Watteau\” (cf. Rochelle Ziskin, 2012, p. 180, n. 36), none of which has so far been identified. The present painting might have been one of them. The dining hall was also decorated with a work by Lajoué. Several scholars have assumed that the figures might be by the hand of Jean-Baptiste van Loo, with whose family Bolkman lived at the Hôtel de Soissons. Alternative attributions to Pseudo-Battaglioli, Philippe Mercier, Johann Franz Greipel, and other artists from the wider circle of Watteau have been suggested.
Jacques De Lajoüe - Parklandskap Med Fontän

Jacques De Lajoüe - Parklandskap Med Fontän

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Lot number: 2496
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JACQUES DE LAJOUE

Frankrike 1687-1761, tillskriven

Parklandskap med fontän

Tusch, blyerts och lavering på papper, 26 x 8,5 cm.

Attributed to. Indian ink, pen and brown wash on paper.

EXPERTIS: Cabinet Turquin, Stéphane Pinta, Paris

PROVENIENS: Beurdeley Samling, S:t Petersburg
Jacques De Lajoüe - The Interior Of A Baroque Palace

Jacques De Lajoüe - The Interior Of A Baroque Palace

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Lot number: 47
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Jacques de Lajoüe (Paris 1686-1761)

The interior of a baroque palace with elegant company conversing by
fountains

signed 'Lajoüe' (lower centre)

oil on canvas

31 7/8 x 39 in. (81 x 99 cm.)
Provenance
(Possibly) Baron Papeleu de Poelwoorde; sale, Oudart, Paris, 22
February 1875, lot 32, 'Riche colonnade de palais donnant sur un
parc'.

Baron André Descamps, Brussels.

with Cailleux, Paris, where acquired by the present
owner.
Literature
Literature
Revue de l'art ancien et moderne, 1925, II, p. 205,
illustrated.

M. Roland-Michel, 'L'ornement rocaille: quelques questions', Revue
de l'Art, 55, 1982, pp. 66-75, illustrated.

M. Roland-Michel, Lajoüe et l'Art Rocaille, Paris, 1984, p. 224,
no. P198, pl. 6 and fig. 170.
Exhibited
Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Arts français du XVIIIème
siècle, 1925.
Lot Notes
Marianne Roland-Michel dates this picture to 1736-7. The
fountain and river God, to the left, are similar to those in a
River landscape with a pyramidal fountain (Louvre, Paris;
Roland-Michel, op. cit., 1984, no. P162, fig. 153) and to an
engraving in Lajoüe's fourth Livre d'Architecture Paisages et
Perspectives. A similar sculpture of a nymph holding a vase appears
in an Elegant company resting by a baroque fountain (location
unknown; ibid., no. P98, fig. 110) and in the Geography (location
unknown, known from an engraving by Ingram; ibid., no. P19, fig.
53). Two of the three couples derive from a Bal Champêtre by
Watteau, whilst the depiction on the ceiling of Hercules slaying
Cacus belongs to a picture by François Le Moyne (Paris, Ecole
Nationale des Beaux-Arts).

The composition relates to a drawing attributed to Lajoüe in the
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm.
Jacques De Lajoüe - A Couple Seated On The Steps Of A Fountain In A Wooded Grove

Jacques De Lajoüe - A Couple Seated On The Steps Of A Fountain In A Wooded Grove

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Lot number: 29
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*jacques de lajoue (1687-1761) a couple seated on the steps of a fountain in a wooded grove signed lower right on the base of the steps lajoue oil on canvas 40 3/4 by 54 in. 103.5 by 137.2 cm. lajoue, known for his work as a draughtsman and designer, probably had his early artistic education as an apprentice with an ornamental craftsman. in 1721 he was recu into the academie royale de peinture et de sculpture where he specialized in architectural landscapes. lajoue enjoyed a thriving career. he was commissioned by the comte de toulouse to decorate his apartments at versailles and was given a commission to decorate the library at the abbey of sainte genevieve, paris. however, after 1753, lajoue's works fell out of favor. a painting for the marquise de pompadour was apparently badly received, and possibly as a result he stopped exhibiting his works altogether. provenance: guilieimi collection, neuilly, france, by 1884 (from a label on the reverse) literature: m. roland michel, lajoue et l'art rocaille, 1984, cat. no. 100, p. 204, illus. fig. 146
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