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Lot 31: ECOLE FRANCAISE PREMIÈRE MOITIÉ DU XIXE SIÈCLEPlatinum House
October 9, 2012
Paris, FranceLive Auction
ECOLE FRANCAISE Première moitié du XIXe siècle
Saint Nicolas des Champs coiffée du drapeau tricolore
Huile sur toile (Quelques restaurations).
Au revers marque du marchand de toile : Brullon rue de l'arbre sec, 4bis.
Signé en bas à droite en rouge Dr (...) che et daté 1831
Haut. : 129 - Larg. : 97,5 cm.
La présence du drapeau tricolore au sommet de Saint Nicolas des Champs est probablement un souvenir des Trois Glorieuses de 1830 qui vit l'arrivée au pouvoir du roi Louis - Philippe et l'avènement de la Monarchie Constitutionnelle.
voir la repro MG 3882
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