CHARLES-FRANÇOIS GRENIER DE LACROIX, CALLED LACROIX DE MARSEILLE MARSEILLE CIRCA 1700 - 1782 BERLIN A RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH FISHERMEN HAULING THEIR NETS, A MAN AND WOMAN RESTING ON A BANK HOLDING FISHING-RODS BESIDE A BASKET OF FISH, A ROCKY LANDSCAPE AND FOOTBRIDGE BEYOND
signed, inscribed and dated lower right: Gr. De LaCroix/ Rom. 1754
oil on canvas
Miss Constable, Mamaroneck, New York;
Westchester private collection;
From which sold, New York, Parke-Bernet, 29 November 1961, lot 25, for $2,500 to Allen W. Pierce.
Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art, The Age of Elegance, 1959, no. 15.
After training with Claude-Joseph Vernet in France, Lacroix de Marseille travelled to Italy and he is recorded as working in Rome in 1754 under the pseudonym "Della Croce". The signature, inscription and date on the present work further prove the artist's presence in the Eternal City in that year.