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Lot 8: FRANCOIS BONVIN (1817-1887): SEATED MAN LEANING ON A BARREL AND SMOKING A PIPEPlatinum House
October 27, 2012
Hudson, NY, USALive Auction
FRANCOIS BONVIN (1817-1887): SEATED MAN LEANING ON A BARREL AND SMOKING A PIPE
Charcoal, signed and dated 1864 lower right. 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. (sight), 22 x 17 1/2 in. (frame). Provenance: Laperlier sale, Paris, Hotel Drouot, April 11-13, 1867; Galerie Jonas, Paris; Mme. Martine Thomas, Paris. Exhibitions: Paris, Pittsburgh and New York, Galerie Berès, The Frick Art and Historical Center, and W.M. Brady & Co., "Francois Bonvin: The Master of the 'Realist School', 1817-1887", Nov. 1998 to June 1999, cat. no. 59. Literature: G. Weisberg, Bonvin, Paris, 1979, p.280, cat. no. 280, illustrated.