Sunday, January 27, 2019

French Gouaches at Sotheby's

The upcoming sale of 19th century paintings now on exhibit at Sotheby's in New York has some interesting gouache paintings by French masters.

Jean-Baptiste-Édouard Detaille
(French 1848-1912), General Bonaparte
This portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte and his men by Detaille started out on a buff-toned board, with the figures carefully drawn first in pen and ink.

Jean-Baptiste-Édouard Detaille, 1901 
watercolor, gouache, pen and ink on paper  (29 3/4 by 22 in. 75.6 by 55.9 cm)
This close-up shows the level of detail and delicacy that's possible with gouache.

Eugène Galien-Laloue (French 1854 - 1941) La Gare de l'Estgouache on paper 7½ by 12¼ in.; 19 by 31 cm
Eugène Laloue painted this view of a train station using gouache with a relaxed, sketchy handling. Laloue was one of a group of Parisian boulevard specialists currently being previewed at Sotheby's. 

The show, which also includes works by Bouguereau, Dagnan-Bouveret, Mønsted, Alma Tadema, Montague Dawson, and Sánchez Perrier will be on view today through Thursday.


scottT said...

I "went to school" on these this morning. Great resolution and zooms on that site.

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