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Lot No. 74 -


Jean Baptiste Monnoyer


Jean Baptiste Monnoyer - Old Master Paintings

(Lille 1636–1699 London)
A still life with chrysanthemums, parrot tulips and peonies in an urn-shaped vase,
oil on canvas, 79.4 x 64.8 cm, framed

Provenance:
sale, Christie’s, London, 7 July 2004, lot 66;
Private collection, Greenwich, Connecticut

Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer studied history painting in Antwerp and moved to Paris around 1650, where he collaborated with Charles Le Brun in the decoration of a number of royal palaces. Having been admitted to the Academy in 1665, he exhibited four still lifes of flowers at the Salon of 1673 and in no time established himself as a master in this genre. He developed a sumptuous Baroque style for which parallels can be found in contemporary Italian still life painting. His works were particularly praised for their realistic quality, although Monnoyer did not work from nature but conceived his paintings on the basis of drawings and studies. Louis XIV owned more than sixty drawings and an equal number of paintings by the artist’s hand. It is not exaggerated to say that he was the Sun King’s favourite flower painter and probably also the most important artist in this genre during the Grand Siècle.

Specialist: Dr. Alexander Strasoldo Dr. Alexander Strasoldo
+43-1-515 60-556

alexander.strasoldo@dorotheum.at

25.04.2017 - 18:00

Estimate:
EUR 40,000.- to EUR 60,000.-

Jean Baptiste Monnoyer


(Lille 1636–1699 London)
A still life with chrysanthemums, parrot tulips and peonies in an urn-shaped vase,
oil on canvas, 79.4 x 64.8 cm, framed

Provenance:
sale, Christie’s, London, 7 July 2004, lot 66;
Private collection, Greenwich, Connecticut

Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer studied history painting in Antwerp and moved to Paris around 1650, where he collaborated with Charles Le Brun in the decoration of a number of royal palaces. Having been admitted to the Academy in 1665, he exhibited four still lifes of flowers at the Salon of 1673 and in no time established himself as a master in this genre. He developed a sumptuous Baroque style for which parallels can be found in contemporary Italian still life painting. His works were particularly praised for their realistic quality, although Monnoyer did not work from nature but conceived his paintings on the basis of drawings and studies. Louis XIV owned more than sixty drawings and an equal number of paintings by the artist’s hand. It is not exaggerated to say that he was the Sun King’s favourite flower painter and probably also the most important artist in this genre during the Grand Siècle.

Specialist: Dr. Alexander Strasoldo Dr. Alexander Strasoldo
+43-1-515 60-556

alexander.strasoldo@dorotheum.at


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Auction: Old Master Paintings
Date: 25.04.2017 - 18:00
Location: Vienna | Palais Dorotheum
Exhibition: 15.04. - 25.04.2017