Some of the new acquisitions in the year 2008:

Léon BONVIN (Paris 1834 – 1866 Meudon)
The lowlands of Vaugirard, 1856
Signed and dated at lower right in black chalk: 1856 L. Bonvin.
Black chalk and stumping. – 174 x 267 mm
inv. no. 2008-T.8

Provenance: Georges Couturat, Paris

Exhibition: Paris, Salon du Dessin, 2008, Galerie Talabardon & Gautier; Paris, Galerie Talabardon & Gautier, 5-31 December 2008, Le XIXe siècle, cat. 18, repr.; New York, Frick Collection & Paris, Institut Néerlandais, 2009-2010, nr. 58

Bibliography: C. Bailey e.a., Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection, cat. exh. New York (Frick Collection) & Paris (Institut Néerlandais), 2009-2010, p. 169-171 (nr. 58)


Pierre-Paul PRUD’HON (Cluny 1758 – 1823 Paris)
Queen Hortense and her two children in a parc, ca. 1811
Black chalk and stumping, white heightening on blue paper; framing lines in black chalk. – 327 × 228 mm
inv. no. 2008-T.16

Provenance: Workshop Pierre-Paul Prud’hon (1758-1823); Charles-Boulanger de Boisfremont (1773-1838), Paris (L. 353), according to the artist’s bequest; by inheritance to Mrs Power, born Émilie de Boisfremont (Paris, Petit, 15-16 April 1864, nr. 8 for 400 Frs); Laurent Laperlier (Paris, 17-18 February 1879, nr. 99 to Mme Lacour for 1100 Frs); Mrs Lacour; Léon Ferté (1848-1939), Paris; private collection, Paris (Paris, Artcurial, 9 April 2008, nr. 138)

Expositions: Paris, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Exposition des œuvres de Prud’hon, cat. exh. 1874, nr. 111; Paris, Petit Palais, 1922, Exposition P.P. Prud’hon, nr. 149; New York, Frick Collection & Paris, Institut Néerlandais, 2009-2010, nr. 34

Bibliography: L’Art, vol. 16 (1859), p. 150, repr. (facsimile); J. and E. de Goncourt, Catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre peint dessiné et gravé par Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, Paris 1876, p. 68; J. Guiffrey, L’œuvre de Pierre-Paul Prud’hon, Paris 1924, nr. 459; Slayman 1970, p. 126, pl. 106; C. Bailey e.a., Watteau to Degas: French Drawings from the Frits Lugt Collection, cat. exh. New York (Frick Collection) & Paris (Institut Néerlandais), 2009-2010, p. 169-171 (nr. 34)


Georg Andreas WOLFGANG de Jonge (Augsburg 1703-1745 Gotha)
Portrait of Francesco Maria Niccolò Gabburri, 1727
Verso, pen and brown ink: Questo è il Rittrato al Na|turale del Cavre Francesco|Maria Niccolo Gabburri|Fiorentino fatto nella sua|età di anni 51 e mesi 3|da Giorgio Andrea|Wolfgang nativo di|Augusta ma abitante in|Berlino fatto in Firenzé|nel suo ritorno da Ro|ma il mese di Xbre 1727|Il Cavre Gabburri era grand’|Amatore di disegni dai |Maggiori Pittori e ne posse|-deva una celebre raccolta
On a piece of paper pasted on the verso of the frame, twice in pen and ink: n°507 and: Ritratto al naturale del celebre Mattematico|Cavalier Francesco Maria Niccolò M [?] Gubburri, Fio|rentino, eseguito dál rinomato proffessore Giorgio|Andrea Rossinger, nativo dé Augusta fatto in|Firenze nel suo ritorno di Roma il mese di Dicembre 1724.

Gouache on ivory. – 135 × 104 mm
inv. no. 2008-PM.1

Provenance: probably Francesco Maria Niccolò Gabburri (1676-1742), Florence; private collection (24 March 1887, nr. 17); Maurice Storez (1875-1959), Fontainebleau; by inheritance to Olivier de Prat (1909-1960) (Hôtel d’Albret) (Fontainebleau, Osenat, 21 October 2007, no. 2, to Bob Haboldt)

Exhibition: Paris, Salon du Dessin (Bob Haboldt), 2008 (cat. p. 39, repr.)


Bernard PICART (Paris 1673 – 1733 Amsterdam)
Recueil de Lions, dessinez d’après nature par divers Maitres & gravez par Bernard Picart. Divisé en six Livres chacun de six feuilles, Amsterdam [Bernard Picart], 1729
Set of 42 etchings with title page within six books of six pages each. Numbered on the plate: bottom left letters A to F for the book and bottom right the number of the print in the book. Etching A2 after Dürer; B1/B6 after Ch. Le Brun; C1/C6, D1/D5, D9/F.11 after Rembrandt; F. 12 after P.
In a nineteenth century dark blue morocco leather binding, stamped in gold, gilt-etched (C. Hardy: stamp on verso of end leave)
Etching. –ca. 120 × 175 mm; ca. 70 × 113 mm (book F); with big margins
inv. no. 2008-P.17

Watermark: crowned shield with French fleur-de-lis (below the letters WR interwoven) cf. Heawood 1781

Provenance: Baron James de Rothschild (1792-1868), Paris (ex-libris); Alain de Rothschild (ex-libris) 

Bibliography: H. Cohen, Guide de l'amateur de livres à gravures du XVIIIe siècle, Paris, 1912, p. 136; P. Schatborn, "Van Rembrandt tot Crozat…", Netherlands Yearbook for History of Art 32 (1982), p. 1-54, 21, 24 ; Rembrandt dessinateur, cat. exh. Paris, Musée du Louvre, 2006, cat. nr. 40

 
Paul GAUGUIN (Paris 1848 - Atuona, Îles Marquises 1903)
Illustrated letter, to George Daniel de Monfreid (1856-1929), Tahiti, 11 March 1892

inv. no. 2008-A.607

The letter is illustrated with a sketch for the painting La orana Maria in The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (inv. nr. 51.112.2).

Provenance: Sotheby’s, New York, 11 December 2007