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.
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.