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San Giuseppe Canal In Venice
Giovanni Maria BONDIOLI
Chiari [Brescia] 1868 - Bergamo, 1941
45 cm x 30 cm

Signed lower left: Maria Bondioli

Number 15 of the National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Turin in 1898, "S. Giuseppe Canal (Venezia) (pastello)
Giovanni Maria Bondioli studied in Milan and the Brera Academy with Giuseppe Bertini. In Bergamo then, he taught drawing at the College of St. Alexander. Known for the quality of his teaching, he also works for other schools, including the art school "Andrea Fantoni" of Bergamo. He also paints regularly and occasionally participates in various exhibitions Like his friend Romeo Bonomelli, Bondioli has had to experiment with different techniques and colors. He remained a figurative painter with mostly portraits and landscapes. Our pastel represents San Giuseppe canal seen from the pont dei Giardini with the trees ofthe garden of the Venice Biennale on the right (created in 1897 is the year preceding the presentation of this pastel at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts of Turin) the bridge san Giuseppe in the back, and the typical houses of the neighborhood with the laundry hanging at windows.


Elegant scene in a tavern
Eugène HUOT
Active between 1836 and 1841


32 cm x 25.5 cm
Signed and dated lower right: Eugène Huot / 1841



Our watercolor reminds the Cavalry Shock painted by Huot (Rehm Gallery for Götgen in Germany in 2000) regarding the caracters and costumes. Here it may be another historical episode, perhaps based on a novel by Walter Scott (in 1841 Huot exhibited in Paris a scene from the novel Ivanhoe) or a genre scene base on theme of pleasures of wine and tobacco, as suggested in the trophy below the picture (a pipe and a bottle of wine in a hat). Eugene Huot is a romantic painter who exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1836 to 1841 portraits and historical anecdotal scenes (eg: The Arrest of Charles Gontaut, Duke of Biron in 1602, exhibited at the Salon in 1838). Our watercolor is dated 1841. Huot painted at the time of the first romantism in France, influenced by Dutch art in its subjects and style. But here Huot with his elegance in the characters and a choice of bright colors remind other French watercolor artists of the time such as Grenier de St. Martin, Célestin Nanteuil and Eugène Lami, all influenced by English art (Lami was taught watercolor by Richard Parkes Bonington).

Price : 750 euros

Entry of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois in Paris
Paris, 1780 –1853
Pencil and inkwash on calque
36 cm x 26,5 cm
Signed at bottom right with initials : L.S.


Louis Saint-Ange Desmaisons was a drawer and an engraver. He studied with David, Percier, Brongniart and Vaudoyer. He was drawer at the Sevres Manufacture. He drew on various subjects such as stones, antiques, medals and low-reliefs to illustrate numerous books (Le Voyage d’Orembourg à Boukhara, Le Catalogue du cabinet du grand-duc Michel, Le Voyage en Grèce de Bronsted…). The Louvre museum has got two drawings from Saint-Ange Desmaisons signed with the "LS" initials : "Charles V spectre" and "The Crown of Liege".
Our drawing represents the entry door of Saint Germain l'Auxerrois, the church just behind the Louvre in Paris.


Simeon FORT
Valencia, 1793 - Paris, 1861
Watercolor 22 cm x 31 cm
Signed left: Simeon Fort


This beautiful watercolormay be a view from the banks of Lake Maggiore as suggested by the square sail boat called "borcello di carico" (see the book The barche del Laggo Maggiore Francesco Rusconi-Clerici, Tarara Edizioni 2013) and costumes washerwomen at the edge of the water (see postcards from the second half of the nineteenth century representing washerwomen on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Locarno). A nice chalet in the Alps and the mountains beyond complete a very balanced and fine composition.

Among his choice of picturesque subjects, Simeon Fort particularly appreciated the Alps and its lakes. Lake Maggiore is a recurring theme in his works (he exhibited it in 1831, 1834 and 1840. Simeon Fort is romantic watercolorist and is part of the nineteenth century artists whose expertise was appreciated and his works collected by the greatest collectors.
Before his master work the major Napoleonic battles for King Louis-Philippe in Versailles, Simeon Fort did topographical views of the royal residences in France and in Belgium as well as souvenir albums (of the places where the Queen of the Belgians Louise-Marie Orleans stayed ion France for example). He also painted pittoresque sites in Europe in Switzerland in particular and albums of souvenis (in 1824 for the duchesse de Berry for instance).
His works are naturally present in castle museums in Versailles, Chantilly and Compiègne. 


Landscape with ruins
Pierre-François BEAUVALLET
Pithiviers (Loiret), 1801-1873
Watercolour, gouache on paper
34 x 45 cm
Signed and dated lower left: Beauvallet / 1846

This beautiful watercolor is dated 1846 and signed Beauvallet who was an actor at the Comedie française but also a painter who exibited landscapes and ruins in the romantic style at the Salon (View at Montmartre (1836), Interior with ruins (1848) View in Bellevue heather).

He studied under Paul Delaroche and became a skilled watercolor painter. With a very fine drawing, he knew how to render the pure transparency of waters and the changing colors of nature. Our watercolour is a good example of the works by this artist with multiple talents in the true romantic tradition.


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