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Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel (French, 1839-1929) The Card Game

Auction:
2387
Lot:
58
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$60,000$60,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2387
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2007 4:00PM

Description:

Adolphe Alexandre Lesrel (French, 1839-1929)

The Card Game
Signed "A. A. LESREL 1902" l.r.
Oil on panel, 21 1/2 x 26 in. (54.6 x 66.0 cm), in a period frame.
Condition: Cradle to the reverse, extremely fine scattered craquelure.


Provenance: From the Estates of Mary Ann and Frederick Lippitt, Providence, Rhode Island.


N.B. Greatly influenced by the work of Jean Louis Meissonier, Lesrel painted historical scenes with elegantly costumed figures. His most common subjects were the upper class, specifically lively groups of cavaliers and scenes of courtship. His work is marked by historical accuracy and extreme attention to detail. Lesrel's work was extremely popular in both Europe and America. He exhibited at the Societaire des Artistes Francais and was an Associate of the Salon Nationale des Arts.
Estimate $30,000-50,000

There are several tiny scattered dots of old retouch. The painting might benefit from cleaning. The craquelure is fine and scattered.

Keywords

Alexandre Lesrel, Frederick Lippitt, Rhode Island, Jean Louis Meissonier

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