Description: Adolphe Joseph Thomas Monticelli (1824-1886), France, XIX c, antique oil painting. Ladies and gentlemen in the garden. Material: Oil on the wooden panel with thickness of 8 mm; Signature: no visible signature (by the way, 80% of his painting were not signed). Age: 19th century. Country: France; Size of the wooden board: 17.5 x 32.7 inches = 44 cm x 83 cm = 3,652 sq. cm; Size of the frame: 22 x 37 inches = 55.5 x 94.5 cm. Weight with a wooden frame: 3-5 lb. Provenance: The painting was purchased by Eternity Gallery, Tampa, FL in 2011 from antique dealer in Clearwater, Fl. He bought this painting in London, UK about 25 -30 years ago and brought it to USA about 20 years ago. Biography of the artist:Born in Marseilles, Adolphe Monticelli worked in his hometown and in Paris. He studied under Paul Delaroche in 1846-8 in Paris and also learned from examining the Old Masters work in the Louver. In 1856 (Paris) he acquainted with Diaz and was influenced by his style and colors. He painted landscapes, still lives, portraits, and circus scenes. His career reached its height in the 1860s. Van Gogh greatly admired by Monticelli's work. After the Franco-Prussian War began, Monticelli returned to Marseilles to retire. Prices Realized at Auction House "Christies": £6,875 = $9,522; Size: 14½ x 18. 3/4 in. (37 x 46.3 cm = 1,713 sq cm) £10,800 = $20,768; Size: 14 x 8 in. (37cm x 23 cm = 851 sq cm) $37,500; Size 63 x 38 in. (161.3 x 97.8 = 15,775 sq. cm) £9,200 = $15,254 Size 11 in x 20 in. (29.2 x 51.4 cm = 1,500 sq cm). Prices realized at Auction house: "Damien Leclere"-France, Marceille: £36,993 = $60,615 "Le Bal masque", oil on panel 19.3 x 28.1 in (49 x 71.5 cm = 3,503 sq. cm). £36,091 = 40,000 EUR = 59,136 USD, "Femmes dans les Sous Bois" Size: 21.7 x 40.2 in (55 x 102 cm =5,610 sq. cm)
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Condition excellent for the age, no defects, because of the thick wooden panel, which was a genius choice of the artist.
Low Estimate: 50000.0;
High Estimate: 150000.0;