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Charles F. de Lacroix (1700 - 1782)

Lot 10: CHARLES-FRANÇOIS GRENIER DE LACROIX, CALLED LACROIX DE MARSEILLE MARSEILLE CIRCA 1700 - 1782

Sotheby's

July 5, 2005
London, United Kingdom

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Description

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

PROVENANCE

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.
EXHIBITED

Baltimore, Baltimore Museum of Art, The Age of Elegance, 1959, no. 15.
CATALOGUE NOTE

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.

Dimensions

64.5 by 49.2 cm.; 25 3/8 by 19 3/8 in.

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