Some of the new acquisitions in the year 2010:

Alphonse DE LABROUE (Metz 1792 – 1863 Metz)
Portrait of Caspar David Friedrich, 1820
Watercolour and gouache on ivory. – 91 × 77 mm
Signed and dated below left: Labroue, 1820
At the back of the frame, an ancient label with an inscription: 3|Friederich peintre paysagiste, proffesseur à l’académie de Dresde, peint|d’après nature 1819 A. Labroue.
inv. n° 2010-PM.1

Provenance: Galerie Talabardon & Gautier, Paris

Exhibition: Paris, Salon du Dessin (Galerie Talabardon & Gautier) 2010; Paris, Galerie Talabardon & Gautier, 2011, n° 10 

Bibliography: J. du Pasquier, La miniature, portrait de l’intimité, Paris, 2010, p. 214-215, ill.; N. Lemoine-Bouchard, ‘Peintres en miniature, du nouveau sur les Labroue : Adolphe (et non Alphonse) Labroue, Louise Peron Labroue, Ernestine Labroue ép. Bigarne’, La Lettre de la Miniature, 6 (March/April 2011), p. 2-4, ill.; Le xixe siècle, cat. exh. Paris, Galerie Talabardon & Gautier, 2011, n° 10; G. Luijten, ‘Recent acquisitions (2008-12) at the Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris’, The Burlington Magazine, cliv (Feb. 2012), pp. 157-168, p. 160, ill. viii; J. Grave, Caspar David Friedrich, Munich-London-New York, 2012, p. 20-21, ill. 1



Pieter BRUEGEL the Elder (1525-1569)
The Hare Hunt
Etching. – 215 x 290 mm
Only state; signed and dated in the plate below left: brvegel 1506
inv. n° 2010-P.1

Watermark: stag (close to Briquet 3324)

Provenance: Franz Koenigs (1881-1941), Berlin and Amsterdam; private collection; sale London, Christie’s, 24 April 1979, no 28, ill. (to Tunick); David Tunick, Inc., New York; private collection, United States; David Tunick, Inc., New York

Exhibition: Paris, Institut Néerlandais & Amsterdam, Rembrandthuis, 2010, n° 64-ii

Bibliography: New Hollstein (Orenstein 2006), no 1, ill.; David Tunick Inc., cat. Fine Prints from Six Centuries, New York 2003, no 13, ill. ; M. Royalton-Kisch in Un Cabinet Particulier. Les Estampes de la Collection Frits Lugt, cat. exh. Paris, Institut Néerlandais and Amsterdam, Rembrandthuis, 2010, p. 272-275



Alexandre DESGOFFE (Paris 1805 – 1882 Paris)
View of Ariccia
Oil on paper laid down on canvas (modern). – 24,4 × 40,9 cm
Below right, place and date: Aout 41. Aricia
inv. n° 2010-s.17

Provenance: London, Gallery Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox; Carlos van Hasselt (1929-2009), Paris, acquired from Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox in 1979; gift from Carlos van Hasselt and Andrzej Nieuwegłowski to the Fondation Custodia

Exhibition: London, Gallery Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, 1979, n° 63; Paris, Institut Néerlandais, Un Univers intime, Tableaux de la Collection Frits Lugt, 2012, n° 99

Bibliography: The Lure of Rome. Some Northern Artists in Italy in the Nineteenth Century, cat. exh. London, Gallery Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, 1979, n° 63, ill. 27; G. Luijten, ‘Recent acquisitions (2008-12) at the Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris’, The Burlington Magazine, cliv (Feb. 2012), p. 157-168, p. 166, ill. xxiv


Léopold ROBERT (La Chaux-de-Fonds 1794 – 1835 Venice)
View of Naples with Vesuvius, 1821?
Oil on board laid down on canvas (modern). – 18,5 x 28,5 cm
At the back of the ancient canvas (removed) the inscription (according to a photograph): peint par Ld Robert|certifié Mme Robert [widow of Léo-Paul Robert (1851-1923), painter]|app. à la famille.
inv. n° 2010-s.7

Provenance: Aurèle Robert (1805-1871, brother of the artist); by inheritance to his grand-grandson; sold by him to Marcel Gaubert, Paris (rue Miromesnil); acquired from him by Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, London; Carlos van Hasselt (1929-2009), Paris, purchased from Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox in 1980; gift from Carlos van Hasselt and Andrzej Nieuwegłowski to the Fondation Custodia

Exhibition: London, Gallery Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, 1979, n° 40; Neuchâtel, Musée des Beaux-Arts, 1983, n° 15; Paris, Institut Néerlandais, Un Univers intime, Tableaux de la Collection Frits Lugt, 2012, n° 100

Bibliography: The Lure of Rome. Some Northern Artists in Italy in the Nineteenth Century cat. tent. London, Gallery Hazlitt, Gooden & Fox, 1979, n° 40, ill. 21; P. Gassier, Léopold Robert et les peintres de l’Italie romantique, cat. exh. Neuchâtel, Musée des Beaux-Arts, 1983, pp. 53 and 74, n° 15; P. Gassier, Léopold Robert, Neuchâtel 1983, p. 112 (ill.), 136; M. Schmidt-Surdez, Autour de Léopold Robert, documents et témoignages, cat. exh. Neuchâtel, Bibliothèque publique et universitaire, 1985, n° 84; P. Galassi, Corot in Italy. Open-Air Painting and the Classical-Landscape Tradition, New Haven-London, 1991, p. 93 and fig. 107; G. Luijten, ‘Recent acquisitions (2008-12) at the Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris’, The Burlington Magazine, cliv (Feb. 2012), p. 157-168, p. 165, ill. xxviii

 
FRANCE (?), ca. 1635
Portrait of François Langlois (1589-1647), called Ciartres
Oil on canvas. – 91,5 x 68,5 cm
On the back of the canvas (before it was laid down between 2005 and 2010) an old inscription: ritratto del ciartres and a number: N° 318

Provenance: sale New York, Christie’s, 26 January 2005, n° 4; Dr. Alfred Bader; Whitfield Fine Art, London

Exhibition: London, Whitfield Fine Art, 2010; Paris, Palais de la Bourse, Salon Paris Tableau 2011, exhibition L’Envers du tableau (organised by Nathalie Volle and Pascal Labreuche)

Bibliography: L. Libin, ‘Claude Vignon’s portrait of François Langlois’, in Musique-images-instruments, 5, Musiciens, facteurs et théoriciens de la Renaissance, Paris (CNRS) 2003, p. 158-164, fig. 3a; Caravaggio’s Friends & Foes, cat. exh. London, Whitfield Fine Art, 2010, p. 120-123, ill.; G. Luijten, ‘Recent acquisitions (2008-12) at the Fondation Custodia, Frits Lugt Collection, Paris’, The Burlington Magazine, cliv (Feb. 2012), p. 157-168, p. 165, ill. xix