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Lot 130: f - AIGNAN THOMAS DESFRICHES ORLÉANS 1715 - 1800

Est: €2,500 EUR - €3,500 EUR
Sotheby'sNovember 16, 2005Amsterdam, Netherlands

Item Overview

Description

WOODED RIVER LANDSCAPE WITH A MILL AND A SLUICE

measurements note
291 by 385 mm

signed and dated lower left: Desfriches 1765 and inscribed in brown ink, verso: vue Dun Moulin Sur Le Loiret Pres D'orleans Dessiné en 1765 et Donné a Monsieur Palthe par Son/Serviteur Desfriches a son passage a Leide Le 7 aoust 1766/le 7 aoust 1766, and inscribed in black chalk, verso: pres St Mumin (?) and vue Dun Moulin Sur Le Loiret Pres D'orleans/ par Desfriches 1765

black chalk

PROVENANCE

Given by the artist to Jan (?) Palthe;
Jhr. Johan Goll van Franckenstein (L.2987, his number N94)

NOTE

The Mr. Palthe referred to in the artist's dedication was probably the portraitist Jan Palthe (Deventer 1719 - 1769 Leiden), a notable figure in his time, who contributed to the Album Amicorum of Arnout Vosmaer, curator of the Stadholder's natural history collections (see M. Plomp, Hartstochtelijk Verzameld, 18de-eeuwse Hollandse verzamelaars van tekeningen en hun collecties, Bussum 2001, p. 123).

Auction Details

Old Master Drawings

by
Sotheby's
November 16, 2005, 12:00 AM EST

De Boelelaan 30, Amsterdam, 1083 HJ, NL