Percival Leonard Rosseau

(18591937 ) - Artworks
ROSSEAU Percival Leonard Two Hunting Dogs

Moran /Mar 25, 2014
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Percival Leonard Rosseau - Three Setters

Percival Leonard Rosseau - Three Setters

Original 1913
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Lot number: 427
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Percival Rosseau (1859-1937) Three Setters, 1913 signed and dated "Rosseau 1913" top of base bronze, 15 1/2 in. long by 9 1/2 in. wide by 8 1/2 in. high inscribed "ROMAN BRONZE WORKS N-Y-" on side of base Percival Rosseau was born in 1859 near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Although he is considered a premier artist of sporting dogs, Rosseau did not turn to art until relatively late in his life. He made his fortune through business by the age of thirty-five, and then he sailed to Paris to attend the Acad�mie Julian. He studied under Jules Lefebvre (1836-1911), and returned to the United States after a successful 1904 Paris Salon to find a ready market for his work among wealthy sportsmen and breeders of pointers and setters. Among these patrons was Percy Rockefeller, nephew of oil tycoon John. D. Rockefeller, son of William Avery Rockefeller, Jr., and brother of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge. Along with several investors, Percy Rockefeller built Overhills, a private hunt and country club with stables and kennels in Cumberland County, North Carolina. He kept a cottage on the property for Rosseau to use when he visited and the artist is known to have painted several setters from the Rockefeller kennel. Rosseau�s best works capture the tense action of hunting dogs. This rare sculpture by the artist, depicting three alert setters, tightly packed and intent on tracking the scent, is thought to be the only bronze made during his career. It bears the inscription of the Roman Bronze Works, which was founded in 1897 and introduced the lost-wax casting method to America. Roman Bronze Works was the pre-eminent bronze foundry in the country, working with other artists, including Frederic Remington (1861-1909) and Charles M. Russell (1864-1926). The foundry suffered a tremendous loss in 1921 when a spectacular fire gutted the plant in Brooklyn, but the company continues to produce bronzes today. An edition of Rosseau's bronze sold in 1975 from Giralda, the New Jersey estate of Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge. Geraldine, sister of Percy, was herself an avid sportswoman and dog-lover who endowed St. Hubert�s Giralda and co-founded the Morris and Essex Kennel Club with her husband. She was also known for her art collection, which included animalier bronzes and numbered into the thousands when she died in 1973. This is a rare opportunity to collect a scarce work by sporting art royalty. Literature: Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc. New York, "The Contents of Giralda: From the Collection of the Late Geraldine Rockefeller Dodge at Madison, New Jersey," October 1975, lot 741.
Percival Leonard Rosseau - Autumn - Cornfield (two Setters)

Percival Leonard Rosseau - Autumn - Cornfield (two Setters)

Original 1914
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Lot number: 129
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Petersen Galleries, Beverly Hills, California 129 PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARGIE AND ROBERT E. PETERSEN Percival Leonard Rosseau 1859 - 1937 AUTUMN - CORNFIELD (TWO SETTERS) signed Rosseau and dated 1914 (lower right); signed Rosseau (on the stretcher) oil on shaped canvas 36 by 51 1/2 inches (91.5 by 130.7 cm) Estimate 25,000 - 35,000 USD Print Canvas is lined. SURFACE: in good condition UNDER ULTRA VIOLET: no apparent inpainting
Percival Leonard Rosseau - Connecticut, Rocks And Pools (dogs In A Stream)

Percival Leonard Rosseau - Connecticut, Rocks And Pools (dogs In A Stream)

Original 1926
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Description: Percival Leonard Rosseau American, 1859-1937 Connecticut, Rocks and Pools (Dogs in a Stream) , 1926 Signed Rosseau and dated 1926 (ll); inscribed 28 x 34 Price $1,200/"Connecticut" Rocks and Pools/Paul, Captain France/Henna and Sammie on the board backing Oil on canvas 28 3/8 x 34 1/8 inches The peripatetic life of Percival Rosseau traverses two wars, and reads like an adventure novel. Born in Louisiana, he lost nearly his entire family during the Civil War and his family plantation was destroyed by William Tecumseh Sherman during his campaign through Mississippi. According to family lore, Rosseau and his sister were saved by a slave, and were raised in Kentucky by a family friend. After pursuing various careers, as a cowboy, a lumberman, and finally achieving success as an importer, Rosseau left for France at the age of thirty-five, enrolling at the Academie Julian. His submissions of work to the 1903 and 1904 Paris salons met with critical acclaim; the paintings featured wolfhounds and setters. Rosseau and his wife remained in France until 1915, raising hunting dogs in his home in Rolleboise, where Daniel Ridgway Knight also painted. Traveling regularly back to the United States, Rosseau and his wife left France permanently in 1915, settling in Old Lyme, Connecticut, another vibrant artists' community. Rosseau devoted himself entirely to painting pointers and English setters, training his dogs to pose for hours at a time. In America, as seen in the present work, painted at the height of his powers, his palette brightened, and his style loosened. In the present work, he places his dogs in a richly textured, painterly landscape bathed in light. His thirsty hounds - possibly identified here by name on the backing - lap up water, its surface is transformed into a pleasing network of rhythmic trapezoidal forms. Rosseau enjoyed tremendous success, his ability to individuate the dogs in his paintings a consequence of his many years as a hunter and breeder. He reminisced, "A man should paint what he knows best, and I knew more about animals than anything else. I have ran [sic] hounds from childhood and have at my fingertips the thorough knowledge of dogs necessary to picture them faithfully." C Estate of Robert Wechsler This painting had been glazed, so colors are fresh and there is no oxidation or surface grime. The work has a board between the canvas and the stretchers. The canvas does not seem to be laid down to the board. Frame rubbing. Minor craquelure. There is no visible restoration under UV light.
Percival Leonard Rosseau - Two Hunting Dogs

Percival Leonard Rosseau - Two Hunting Dogs

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Lot number: 86
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''Two Hunting Dogs'', signed and dated lower right: Rosseau 1918, oil on canvas laid to waxed canvas, 31.5'' H x 47'' W, est: $20,000/30,000. Visual: Generally good condition. Areas of crazing in the lighter pigments of the dog in the center. A line of craquelure along the center of the painting. Blacklight: A 3'' x 4'' spot of touch-up upper left. Two spots of touch-up in the center, one: 1'' x 2.5'', the other: 1'' x 1''. Touch-up along the back of the dog in the center. Two small spots of touch-up in the leaves upper right. 31.5'' H x 47'' W Percival Leonard Rosseau (1859-1937 Fayetteville, NC) oil on canvas laid to waxed canvas
Percival Leonard Rosseau - Gordon And English Setters In The Field

Percival Leonard Rosseau - Gordon And English Setters In The Field

Original 1910
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Lot number: 36
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Property of various owners Percival Leonard Rosseau (American, 1859-1937) Gordon and English Setters in the field signed and dated 'Rosseau / 1910' (lower right) oil on canvas laid to fiber board 21 1/4 x 29 1/4in. (54 x 74.2cm.) Footnotes PROVENANCE Findlay Galleries, Inc., Chicago Private Collection, Ottawa, Canada By all accounts, Percival Leonard Rosseau led anything but a conventional life. Essentially orphaned by circumstances surrounding the Civil War, where he lost his father, mother and two brothers, he and a younger sister were subsequently raised by friends in Kentucky. As a young man he tried several different trades including that of cowboy on cattle drives along the Chisholm Trail. He eventually owned a successful import business in New Orleans, which allowed him to retire at the age of 35. It was at that unlikely age he turned his interest toward art and went to Paris to enroll in the Academie Julian. Even his getting to Paris was unconventional. Rather than taking the Atlantic crossing, he went west via Japan and the Far East, stopping in Hawaii where he met his future wife. In Paris Rosseau received critical acclaim for his paintings with dogs by the Salon of 1903 and he began a career as a painter of sporting and animal scenes. He returned to the United States in 1915 and settled in the artists' colony of Old Lyme, CT. While in the U.S. he enjoyed the patronage of wealthy Southern clients as well as that of Percy Rockefeller who built a studio for the artist and supplied him sporting dogs as models on his estate Overhills near Fayetteville, NC.
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