vendredi 31 mai 2024 14:00
Salle 2 - Hôtel Drouot , 9, rue Drouot 75009 Paris
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18th and 19th century paintings and drawings from the estate of a collector.

Works by Gérôme, Sérusier, Mucha, Lacoste, de Feure, Devambez, Abbema, Osbert, Desvallières, Stevens, Desgoffes, Frechon, etc.


Wednesday May 29 -11am to 6pm

Thursday May 30th - 11am to 8pm

Friday May 31st - 11am to 12pm


Friday May 31st - 2pm


Romain Nouel


The story of this collection is unknown to us. For us, it begins with a chance discovery, during a routine estate inventory meeting; that of a man we know nothing about, except that he was at one time an antiquarian.

of a man about whom we know nothing except that he was, at one time in his life, an antiques dealer.

In the Porte Dauphine district, this opaque, cluttered apartment gradually revealed its contents, revealing to us what we're all looking for:

abundance and taste. Here, almost 800 paintings and some 20,000 sheets of paper (drawings, prints, photos) accumulated, sometimes anarchically.

We know almost nothing about this unmapped collection, this collector unknown to the leading experts. In the light of this accumulation, we can see

the character of a solitary man, an art history buff, a tireless defender of the Artist, whether painter, draughtsman, sculptor or photographer. We'd like to

to understand, to know more, to interpret what drove this man to accumulate so many paintings and drawings, often without exhibiting them. We can only make

can only speculate.

The dispersal of this collection over nearly seven sales reflects this quest and mystery. They give us a shadowy glimpse of the man who was

passionate about art and discovery. It also reveals that this aggregation, the quest of a lifetime, was not in vain: the entirety of his collection, now revealed, will be sold for the benefit of the Institut Pas-

the Pasteur Institute.

Jean-Léon Gérôme (Vesoul, 1824 - Paris, 1904)

The shipwreck


70.4 x 106.3 cm

Exhibition: Cercle de l'Union artistique, 5 rue Boissy d'Anglas, no. 44 (owned by the artist)

Bibliography: Arsène Alexandre, article in Le Figaro, section, la vie artistique, Monday, February 4, 1901: "On peut assimiler à un paysage la marine avec

assimilate to a landscape the marine with a shipwrecked boat exhibited by M. Gérôme. There is some analogy,

for the subject, but a difference among other things for the setting on canvas with Delacroix's moving masterpiece in the Louvre.

Delacroix in the Louvre."

Estimate: €80,000/120,000

Alfonse MUCHA (1860-1939)

Lamalou-les-Bains, Hommage au docteur Charcot, 1903

Ink, wash and pencil, signed and dated lower left

55.5 x 25 cm

Georges de FEURE (1868-1943)

Landscape, 92


66.5 x 65 cm

Estimate: €6,000/8,000

Paul SERUSIER (1864-1927)

Customs island, entrance to the Trieux river

Charcoal and pencil with studio stamp

15 x 23 cm

Estimate: €5,000/6,000

George DESVALLIERES (1861-1950)

Resurrection of the Dead circa 1946

Tempera on canvas signed lower right

175 x 84 cm


- "George Desvallières, Catalogue raisonné de l'œuvre complet CR 1447- 2675" Catherine Ambroselli de Bayser,

Somogy édition d'art, Paris, 2015, reproduced and described under n°2535, P. 670

Estimate: €4,000/5,000

Alphonse OSBERT (1857-1939)

Young shepherdess, evening, 1935

Oil on panel signed lower right, titled, dated, countersigned and bears no. 1137 on the back

21 x 28 cm

Estimate: €2,000/3,000

Jean-Louis HAMON (1821-1874)

Cantharide esclave

Oil on paper mounted on canvas, signed lower right.

Restorations on the edges.

40 x 47 cm


- Salon des artistes vivants of 1857, n°1297

Estimate: €1,000/2,000

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