Christie's /Dec 6, 2011
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Auction: Sotheby's -Jan 31, 2013 - New YorkLot number: 95
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LOT 95 PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR CLAUDE-JOSEPH VERNET AVIGNON 1714 - 1789 PARIS MEDITERRANEAN HARBOR AT SUNSET WITH THE ARTIST, HIS DAUGHTER EMILIE CHALGRIN, HIS SON CARLE VERNET, HIS DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, FANNY MOREAU, AND HIS SERVANT SAINT-JEAN, ON A PIER, A LIGHTHOUSE AND A NATURAL ARCH BEYOND signed and dated, lower left: j. vernet / F. 1788 oil on canvas 34 1/4 by 43 3/4 in.; 87 by 113.6 cm.
Auction: Christie's -Jan 25, 2012 - New YorkLot number: 140
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Claude-Joseph Vernet (Avignon 1714-1789 Paris) Le rocher percé signed and dated 'J Vernet F 1766' (lower right) oil on canvas 34¼ x 27¼ in. (86.7 x 69 cm.) According to Vernet's livre de raison, commissioned by 'Monsieur de Presle' on 14 November 1765, (hauteur 31 pounces 9 lignes - largeur 21 pounces 4 lignes), and promised for delivery in six months; Aranc (Harenc) de Presle; Lebrun, Paris, 30 April 1795, lot 68 (1000 francs to 'Mion'). John McNamara by 1909, according to a label on the reverse. A. Scrase-Dickens; Christie's, London, 13 June 1913, lot 76 (126 gns. to Coureau). Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 10 July 2002, lot 82. Anonymous sale; Boisgirard and Associates, Paris, 22 March 2002, lot 21 (Eur 225,000). with Richard Green, London, from whom acquired by Jean Deleage. PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JEAN DELEAGE F. Ingersoll-Smouse, Joseph Vernet, Peintre de Marine Paris, 1926, II, p. 13, no. 846. Marie Roaslie Bertaud. Born in Avignon in 1714, Claude-Joseph Vernet was first introduced to painting by his father, Antoine. Before long he was working in the studio of Philippe Sauvan, the city's leading master, and had built enough connections in Avignon - still a papal territory in the early 18th century - to secure sponsorship for an Italian sojourn. By the time he was about twenty-four, Vernet had settled in Rome, where he would remain for the next two decades. There his art was supported by commissions for France's Ambassador to Rome, Paul-Hippolyte, Duc de Saint-Aignan, who was an avid supporter of young French artists living abroad. Well-established as an independent master by 1738, Vernet was elected to the Accademia di San Luca in 1743, an achievement that marked his recognition in the contemporary artistic community in Rome. Vernet's canvases are comprised primarily of landscape and marine scenes in which texture, detail, and light are carefully observed and characterized by diverse brushwork that lends life to his compositions. His early works bear much in common with the topographical paintings of Canaletto and Piranesi and were appealing to European visitors making their way through Rome on the Grand Tour. Indeed, Grand Tourists became Vernet's most extensive and consistent patrons during his stay in Italy. As he developed, Vernet explored more imaginary scenes, but even when fanciful, his vistas often include sites that would have been recognizable to travelers on the Italian itinerary. His wild stormy compositions are reminiscent of the work of Salvator Rosa and his picturesque seaport views evoke Claude Lorrain, though often with a keener sense of naturalistic observation than found in the paintings of either great predecessor. After he was invited to exhibit at the Paris Salon for the first time, Vernet returned to France in 1753. Almost immediately thereafter he began work on his most important commission, The Ports of France, meant largely to serve as propaganda for the French merchant and royal navies under Louis XV. In order to complete the series, Vernet traveled extensively throughout the French coast, producing views of seaports from Antibes to La Rochelle, but left the project unfinished in 1765. The present picture is signed and dated '1766', just after Vernet abandoned the Ports of France series. It exemplifies the artist's exceptional ability to represent the effects of light, here diffused in the form of a gentle sunrise that warms the sky and awakens a handful of sea birds. According to Vernet's accounts, the painting was commissioned by "Monsieur de Presle" and promised for delivery six months later.
Auction: Sotheby's -Dec 8, 2011 - LondonLot number: 265
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LOT 265 THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN CLAUDE-JOSEPH VERNET AVIGNON 1714 - 1789 PARIS A STORMY COASTAL SCENE WITH FIGURES ON A BEACH HAVING ESCAPED A SHIPWRECK ENGRAVED BY KLAUBER. signed and dated (strengthened) lower left: Joseph Vernet / 1784 oil on canvas 77 by 101.1 cm.; 30 1/4 by 39 3/4 in.
Joseph Vernet - A Capriccio View Of Montferrat At Dawn With The Gorges De Verdon And The River Nartuby, With Fishermen Unloading Their Catch
Auction: Christie's -Dec 6, 2011 - LondonLot number: 26
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Claude-Joseph Vernet (Avignon 1714-1789 Paris) A capriccio view of Montferrat at dawn with the Gorges de Verdon and the River Nartuby, with fishermen unloading their catch. signed and dated 'J. Vernet . f 1759' (lower right) oil on canvas 25¾ x 39 in. (65.4 x 99 cm.) Charles-Théodose Godefroy de Villetaneuse. Delessert sale, Paris, 17-18 March, 1869, lot 102 (350 francs to Perrier). Private collection, France, since the 1920s. F. Ingersoll-Smouse, Joseph Vernet, peintre de marine, 1714-1789, étude critique suivie d'un catalogue raisonné de son oeuvre peint, Paris, 1926, I, p. 91, no. 720, II, p. 34, no. 1077, pl. cxx, fig. 262. By Le Veau, in reverse (P. Arlaud, Catalogue raisonné des estampes gravées d'après Joseph Vernet, Avignon, 1976, no. 301). This delightfully picturesque view dates from Vernet's maturity, after the artist had been encouraged to return to Paris from Rome by the marquis de Marigny, the French Minister of the Arts and brother of the king's mistress, Madame de Pompadour. Vernet arrived in Paris in 1753, was elected a member of the Royal Academy and started work on a series of large topographical pictures, painted in situ, of the Ports of France, one of the most important royal commissions of the reign of Louis XV. Indeed, in 1759, the same year Vernet painted this view of Montferrat, he completed an impressive second View of the Port of Bordeaux and exhibited his first View of Bordeaux at the Paris Salon (Louvre, Paris). During this period Vernet's regular exhibits at the Salon garnered much praise from critics as exacting as the philosophe, Diderot, who maintained that the excellence of Vernet's figure drawing and his mastery of gesture and expression raised his landscapes to the level of history painting. Vernet particularly delighted in twinning dramatic storm views with sunny views of calm, such as the present picture, which allowed him to compare and contrast dramatically different approaches to nature and the emotions it inspires. He further expanded the range of landscape painting by experimenting with a variety of atmospheric and light effects, ostensibly depicting differing times of the day, but again often used to underscore the emotional content of the subject. The view of Montferrat is typical of Vernet's scenes of calm, showing fisherfolk in harmony with nature, collecting their abundant early morning catch, spreading out their nets to dry and gutting fish beside the river. Much of the picture's interest resides in the skilful way in which the artist depicts how the cool blue tones of early morning seen in the foreground are suddenly dispelled by the dawn sunshine that tinges the façades of the medieval village with a rosy glow. A note of threat is provided by the dramatic location: the roaring torrent of the river Nartuby in the Gorges de Verdon. Beyond, the chapel of Notre Dame de Beauvoir and the lowering medieval tower and village of Montferrat perch precariously on a rocky escarpment, from which a waterfall dramatically tumbles to the rocks below. In the foreground a blasted tree inscribes a powerful diagonal across the centre of the composition; a note of natural savagery at odds with the civilising aqueduct seen in the distance. Such mingling of the beautiful and the threatening recalls the ideals of the Picturesque and the Sublime seen in contemporary writings on aesthetics, such as Edmund Burke's Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and the Beautiful (1757) and demonstrates how advanced Vernet's vision of nature was at the time. Indeed, Vernet's example was to prove of paramount importance in contributing to the developing eighteenth-century sensitivity to the experience of Nature in all its moods that would ultimately lead to the emergence of the Romantic Movement. The identification of the location of the picture as the village of Montferrat, near Draguignan in the Var, derives from the title of the contemporary engraving after the work by Le Veau: Vue proche du Mont-Ferrat (fig. 1). Vernet's daybook reveals that engravers invented some of the titles of the engravings after his works in order to make their prints more saleable. In this case, however, some of the features depicted do indeed exist at Montferrat, albeit in a different configuration. Montferrat, for example, is noted for its dramatic location cradled in the rocky gorges de Verdon and does have an ancient aqueduct, but one that flows underground not over ground. Allowing for a certain amount of artistic licence and exaggeration, Vernet may have been intentionally evoking written descriptions of the famous beauty spot and then elaborating on them imaginatively in the manner of a capriccio. The engraving also tells us that the picture belonged in the eighteenth century to 'Mr Godefroy de Villetaneuse'. Charles-Théodose Godefroy (1718-1796), the son of the rich banker and goldsmith Charles Godefroy, came from a cultured art-loving family. His father sponsored Jean-Baptiste Massé to engrave Charles Le Brun's famous ceilings of the Galerie des Glaces (Hall of Mirrors) from the château de Versailles in 1723 and the following decade commissioned portraits of his sons, Charles-Théodose and Auguste-Gabriel, from Chardin (Young Man with a Violin, c. 1734, (fig. 2) and Young Man with a Spinning Top, 1737, both Louvre, Paris). In adult life, Charles-Théodose became an écuyer (equerry), a capitoul (councillor) of Toulouse (1750) and Lord of Villetaneuse, now part of the suburbs of Northern Paris. Godefroy was a great lover of music, a friend of the composer Grétry, and a collector of art. Other works, by contemporary artists such as Boucher, were engraved from his collection and he was drawn by Cochin and sculpted by Marie-Anne Collot, a pupil of Falconnet. His name appears regularly in Vernet's daybook, and it is highly probable that he bought this view of Montferrat directly from the artist (see L. Lagrange, Joseph Vernet et la peinture au XVIIIème siècle, Paris, 1864, pp. 189, 342-3, 352-3, 364, 392, 413, 430, 465). He may have met Vernet through his younger brother as Auguste-Gabriel Godefroy, also a keen collector, worked for the Naval Ministry, for whom the Ports of France series were intended. In the nineteenth century the picture lost its identification as a view of Montferrat when it was sold in the Delessert sale of 1869 and described as a dramatic landscape with aqueduct and fisherfolk (Ingersoll-Smouse, op. cit., I, p. 91, no. 720). Vernet's picture has remained in Paris ever since and is now to be included in Emilie Beck's forthcoming complete catalogue of the artist's work.
Auction: Bonhams -Jul 6, 2011 - LondonLot number: 111
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Claude Joseph Vernet (Avignon 1714-1789Paris) A shipwreck in stormy seas with a lighthousebeyond signed and indistinctly dated 'J.Vernet/17*5' (on rock, lowercentre) oil on canvas 53.8 x 65.6cm (21 3/16 x 2513/16in). Footnote: PROVENANCE: Purchased in 1758 by M. Imbert, a Bordeaux merchant, as one of apair, for 1,000 livres With Colnaghi, London (according to a label on the reverse) Sale, Christie's, London, 13 May 1988, lot 33 LITERATURE: F. Ingersoll-Smouse, Joseph Vernet , 1926, vol. I, p. 89, no.700 and pl. LXVIII, fig. 155 (engraving) ENGRAVED: Zaingg, 1759