01-12-2013 01-12-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2631B Boston
January 12, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Attributed to Constant Troyon (French, 1810-1865) Le Canal

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2631B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 12, 2013 10:00AM


Attributed to Constant Troyon (French, 1810-1865)

Le Canal, alternatively titled La Petite Ecluse
Bears signature and date "TROYON.1860." l.l., with a wax seal from Collection
Sedelmeyer, Paris, on the stretcher, inscribed "N. 103" on the stretcher, identified in a label from Arthur Tooth and Sons Ltd., London, on the back of the frame.
Oil on canvas, 18 1/4 x 22 in. (46.4 x 56.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, scattered retouch, craquelure.

Provenance: Sedelmeyer, Paris; Weeks, Brookline, Massachusetts; Walter P. Chrysler; Hazlitt Gallery, London; Leggatt Brothers, London; The Earl of Inchcape; Artemis Fine Arts (UK) Ltd., London; Edward J. Searles, Toledo, Ohio; by descent in the family to the current owner.

Exhibitions: London, Hazlitt Gallery, Barbizon exhibition, 1956, no. 2.

N.B. Certificate of authenticity from Cabinet Michel Rodrigue accompanies this lot.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Two areas of retouch in the center of the sky, located approximately 5 inches down from the top and 7 1/2 inches across from the left side. Larger area of retouch is L-shaped and measures 1 3/4 in, x 1 1/2 in. The smaller area of retouch measures 3/8 in. in diameter. Stable craquelure in sky. Small area of possible overcleaning in the tree in the center of the composition.


London, Le Canal, Paris, Arthur Tooth and Sons Ltd., Hazlitt Gallery, Brookline, Massachusetts, Inchcape, Toledo, United Kingdom, Edward J. Searles, Ohio, Walter P. Chrysler, Michel Rodrigue