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Pierre Justin Ouvrié, Thun

Thun – Ouvrié, Pierre Justin (Paris 1806 – Rouen 1879). Thun. View over the lake with the castle in the center and boats in front. Pencil on brownish paper. 1868. Inscribed: à Thunn, 30 aout 1868 Justin Ouvrié. 9 × 15¼ in (229 × 389 mm).

Provenance :
Sale J. Ouvrié with its stamp
(Lugt 2002a: “Sur ses propres ouvrages”)
below the signature. Above (autograph?) “(Suisse)”.

One of only 8 drawings in the second sale of Dec. 21, 1874. Besides 42 paintings by Ouvrié and 20 works of other artists were called up. – Two unimportant marginal strengthenings – no loss of image – and a few pleats. – Fine executed work on two joined sheets by Ouvrié whose landscapes were already praised by the contemporary Nagler. – Verso: Sketch of the Alpes by Ouvrié, also in pencil.

Offer no. 15,296 / EUR  1200. / export price EUR  1140. (c. US$ 1318.) + shipping


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