Sotheby's /May 14, 2014
€7,000.00 - €10,000.00
Artworks in Arcadja667
Some works of Joseph VernetExtracted between 667 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: Bonhams -Nov 12, 2014 - LondonLot number: 121
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VERNET (CLAUDE-JOSEPH) [Les ports de France], series of 15 engraved views of French ports (numbered 1-15 of 18) by Charles-Nicolas Cochin and Jacques-Philippe Le Bas after Vernet, all framed and glazed, images to view approximately 740 x 540mm., [1760-80]; with an unframed duplicate of plate 11, sold as prints not subject to return (16) Footnotes SCARCE SET OF ENGRAVINGS BY COCHIN AND LE BAS AFTER THE CELEBRATED SERIES OF PAINTINGS OF FRENCH PORTS BY CLAUDE-JOSEPH VERNET. Louis XV commissioned Vernet, in 1753, to paint views of the main ports of France, bestowing upon him the exceptional title of 'Peintre des marines de Sa Majesté'. Vernet spent twelve years travelling around the Mediterranean, Atlantic and Channel. The country was at war with England at the time, and Louis specifically requested that the artist show off the economic activities and maritime strength of France, which Vernet did to much acclaim. The majority of the paintings are now held in the Musée de la Marine in Paris. The plates comprise: Le port neuf où l'arsenal de Toulon (1); L'intérieur du port de Marseille (2); La madrague ou la pêche du thon vue du Golfe de Bandol (3); L'entrée du port de Marseille (4); Le port vieux de Toulon. Vu du coté des magasins aux vivres (5); La ville et la rade de Toulon (6); Le port d'Antibes en Provence (7); Le port de Cette en Languedoc (8); Vue de la ville et du port de Bordeaux pris de coté des salinieres (9); Vue de la ville et du port de Bordeaux (10); Vue de la ville et du port de Bayonne prise à mi-cote sure le glacis de la citadelle (11); Vue de la ville et du port de Bayonne prise de l'allée de Bourfleurs près la Porte de Mousserole (12); Le port de Rochefort (13); Le port de La Rochelle. Vue de la petite rive (14); Vue du port de Dieppe (15).
Auction: Bonhams -Jul 9, 2014 - LondonLot number: 62
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Claude Joseph Vernet (Avignon 1714-1789 Paris) A harbour scene at sunset; and A shipwreck on a rocky coast the former signed and dated 'J Vernet.f.1775' (lower right) a pair, oil on canvas 73.8 x 107.8cm (29 1/16 x 42 7/16in). (2) Footnotes Provenance Painted for Gabriel Courtois de Pressigny (1745-1823) M. d'Aubigny, until after 1900 (probably General Arsene d'Aubigny, died Paris 1913) Sale, Paris, Palais Galliera, 20 June, 1961, lots 85 and 86 Private Collection, England With Whitfield Fine Art, London, where purchased by the present owner Exhibited Paris, Salon, 1775, no. 32 (both paintings lent by M. de Pressigny) Literature The description of one of the pair is in the MS list, the artist's Livre de raison , in the Bibliothèque d'Avignon (see Lagrange, Joseph Vernet, sa vie et son oeuvre , 1858, under No. L. 182: 14 mars 1775: deux mille quatre cents livres 'pour prix d'un tableau de trois pieds que je lui ai fait, et quatre vingt-six livres pour la bordure.') Described in the Livret du Salon , 1775: '32, Deux Tableaux, l'un un mer calme au coucher du soleil, l'autre le commencement d'une tempête, avec le naufrage d'un vaisseau. Chacun de 3 pieds 3 pouces de large, sur 2 pieds 2 pouces de haut; ils appartiennent a M. de Pressigny' (Diderot, Salons , ed. Jean Seznec, Oxford, 1967, Vol. IV, p. 27, nos. 997 and 998). When the second of the present pair of paintings was described in detail in the critique of the Salon of 1775, it was obvious to what extent it appealed to the Romantic sensibilities of pre-Revolutionary France: 'Peint-il une tempête, le jour est obscuri par les nuages les plus afreux. La foudre et les éclairs se croiset de'un bout à l'autre de l'horizon et le font paraître tout en feu. Les vagues en courroux semblent menacer le ciel et blanchissent la mer de leur écume. Les vaisseuax sont pres d'être submergés. On aperçoit à la lueur pale des éclairs, toutes les horreurs de la mort sur les figures de tout leurs habitans et la spectateur sensible ne peut de défendre d'un saisissement pareil à celui qu'il l'éprouverait s'il était sur le rivage témoin de tant d'horreurs.' (Bibliothèque Nationale, Estampes YD 219). Vernet's intention in conceiving the present paintings as a pair - juxtaposing the serene and tranquil atmosphere of the harbour sunset alongside the tumultuous and dramatic shipwreck - perfectly suited his artistic ambition to create an idealized view of Nature's majesty. That the artist was far more at home with this genre can be gleaned from some of the acrimoniouis exchanges he had over the series of the Ports de France which he painted between 1753 and 1765, in which he found it at times difficult to reconcile the topographical requirements of his patrons with his own desire to create satisfying works of art. He finally gave up the task, leaving the series incomplete and returning once more to his preferred depictions of Italianate seascapes, such as the present pair. In this he was highly successful: to his Italian and French clients he came to add British collectors, German princes and Russian nobles. From the 1760s to the 1780s no collection was deemed complete without examples of Vernet's art. The original owner, Gabriel Courtois de Pressigny, was born in Dijon. He was appointed archbishop of Saint Malo and took part in the Assemblées of 1780 and 1788 where he represented his Order in the debate on the constitutional role of the clergy. He emigrated in 1792, but returned after the 18 brumaire (November 1799) and lived in retirment until the Restoration of the Bourbon monarchy. He was then nominated to be Ambassador to the court in Rome. Ennobled in 1818, he was appointed Archbishop of Besançon in 1819. The paintings were seen by the late D. Philip Conisbee of the National Gallery of Art, Washington in 1999, when he confirmed them as autograph.
Auction: Van Ham -May 16, 2014 - CologneLot number: 469
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Description: VERNET, CLAUDE JOSEPH 1714 Avignon - 1789 Paris - Umkreis Schiffbruch an felsiger Küste. Öl auf Leinwand. Doubliert. 53,5 x 44,5cm. Rahmen. VERNET, CLAUDE JOSEPH 1714 Avignon - 1789 Paris - circle Shipwreck by a Rocky Coast. Oil on canvas. Relined. 53,5 x 44,5cm. Framed.
Auction: Sotheby's -May 14, 2014 - ParisLot number: 176
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COLLECTION D'UN ÉRUDIT FRANÇAIS Portrait d'homme à l'Antique, 1787, par Joseph Vernet (1714-1789) A FRENCH, 1787, TERRACOTTA MALE PORTRAIT BUST IN ANTIQUE STYLE, BY CLAUDE-JOSEPH VERNET (1714 - 1789), SIGNED AND DATED, ON AN ALABASTER PEDESTAL le regard légèrement tourné vers la gauche, il est vêtu d'une toge signé et daté au dos Vernet 1787 buste en terre cuite; sur un socle en piédouche en albâtre Haut. 63 cm; height 23 3/4 in. The surface of the terracotta appears to have been cleaned. A fine vertical firing crack visible to his chest, a few minor chips to the edges of the bust.
Joseph Vernet - L'arc En Ciel: An Italianate Coastal View With A Rainbow, Fisherman, And Peasants At An Inlet In The Foreground, A Shipwright's Yard Beyond
Auction: Sotheby's -Jan 30, 2014 - New YorkLot number: 60
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Charles-Louis, Comte de Merles de Beauchamp, by 1784; His sale, Paris, A.J. Paillet, 1-4 March 1784, lot 22 (sold with pendant for 9,500 Livres, 'The two pictures, done in Italy, and whose details are drawn so precisely, could by their charm of colour, hold their own next to the finest Claude').; Claude Tolozan, by 1801; His sale, Paris, A.J. Paillet, 23-24 February, 1801, lot 125 (2,400 Francs to Martin Laporte); Galerie Delessert by 1869; Their Sale, Hôtel Delessert, Paris, 15-18 March 1869, lot 100 (4,400 Francs to Mr. Paul Calley); M. Leconte by 1916; By whom sold, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 20 June 1916, lot 24; M. Margossian by 1935; His sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 21-22 November 1935, lot 23; Thence by descent; Anonymous Sale, London, Christie's, 16 December 1998, lot 71 (where purchased by the present collector for 1,809,782 USD). 60 PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION, NEW YORK Claude-Joseph Vernet AVIGNON 1714 - 1789 PARIS L'ARC EN CIEL: AN ITALIANATE COASTAL VIEW WITH A RAINBOW, FISHERMAN, AND PEASANTS AT AN INLET IN THE FOREGROUND, A SHIPWRIGHT'S YARD BEYOND signed, inscribed, and dated lower left: 'Joseph. Vernet. f/Romae 1749' (ae linked) oil on canvas 45 by 64 1/8 in.; 114.3 by 162.7 cm. Estimate 1,800,000 - 2,500,000 USD Print The following condition report has been provided by Simon Parkes of Simon Parkes Art Conservation, Inc. 502 East 74th St. New York, NY 212-734-3920, firstname.lastname@example.org, an independent restorer who is not an employee of Sotheby's. This painting is well restored and should be hung in its current condition. The paint layer is cleaned. The canvas has an old glue lining that has been reinforced in a few areas on the extreme edges, but is sufficiently supporting the paint layer and canvas throughout. The condition of the paint layer itself is remarkably good. This is a picture from an early period for Vernet, and the paint layer is clear and well-articulated. There are no damages or restorations of any consequence at all. This is a work that withstands the closest scrutiny, and it is in unusually good condition.