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$ 1378.) + shipping

„ … wartete das (Eulen-)AHA auf mich … Das Foto von den Waldohreulen(-Jungen in Ihrem Garten) fand ich sehr gelungen, es fügt sich nahtlos in die Stiche ein. Ein wenig beneide ich Sie, denn mir (als aktivem Waidmann) war es bisher nicht vergönnt, diese Tiere in freier Wildbahn zu erleben. Niemeyers Garten ist tatsächlich ein heimlicher Wildpark “

(Herr P. D., 1. Juli 2015)