Latest acquisitions of the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans


9/11/10 – Acquisitions – Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts – Over the past few years, the museum in Orleans has enriched its collections with several works. The following is a list of acquisitions since 2006.

Acquisitions 2006

1. France
Portrait of Jean Hupeau and his Family, c. 1760
Oil on canvas - 132 x 164 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans



- France, around 1760, Portrait of Jean Hupeau and his Family, (ill. 1). The architect Jean Hupeau is known for the Pont Royal in Orleans, seen in the background of this painting. This beautiful anonymous portrait, preempted at a Drouot auction (Mathias, Le Roux-Morel, Ribeyre) for 42.000€ is close to the style of Nattier and Drouais.


2. Alexandre Antigna (1817-1878)
Study of Aragonese Woman, Bust, c.1870
Oil on canvas - 49 x 42 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans



- Alexandre Antigna, Study of Aragonese Woman, Bust (ill. 2). A native of Orleans, Antigna studied under Norblin de la Gourdaine then Paul Delaroche. His work reflects a realistic painting, tending notably to the representation of poverty in a vein close to that of Octave Tassaert. This study of an Aragonese woman was exhibited in 1978 at the retrospective organized by the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans [1]. At the Salon of 1867, Antigna presented a painting entitled The Aragonese Servant , then in 1872 another canvas also inspired by Spain, The Aragonese Women of Anso, already held by the museum in Orleans.


3. Jean-Baptiste Perronneau (1715-1783)
Portrait of Charles Lenormant du Coudray, 1747
Oil on canvas - 63.5 x 53.5 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans



- Jean-Baptiste Perronneau, Portrait of Charles Lenormant du Coudray, (ill. 3). This oil on canvas by Perronneau was donated to the museum by Mademoiselle Denise Fossard. It joins the other holdings by the same artist already in the museum, mostly pastels. Another portrait of the collector Charles Le Normad du Coudray painted by Perronneau resides at the Musée Cognac-Jay in Paris.


4. Louis-Simon Boizot (1743-1809)
Portrait of Antinous
Pencil and india ink wash - 16.6 x 16.7 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans



- Louis-Simon Boizot, Portrait of Antinous, (ill. 4). This drawing by Boizot, acquired from a private individual, is undoubtedly executed after an antique.


5. Jean-Baptiste Coste
(second half of the XVIIIth century-first quart of the XIXth century)
Landscape
Black pen and white chalk - 16.3 x 20 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans



- Jean-Baptiste Coste, Landscape, (ill. 5). This drawing is of the same provenance as the previous one, the collection of André-Gaspard Parfait, Count of Bizemont-Prunelé, the founder and first curator of the Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans.


6. Attributed to Etienne Delton
Project for Interior Decorating of the Hôtel de Ville in Orléans, c. 1850
watercolor heightened with gold - 24 x 42.3 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
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- Attributed to Etienne Delton, Project for Interior Decorating of the Hôtel de Ville in Orléans, (ill. 6). The architect Etienne Delton is also responsible for the former Hôtel de Ville in Montargis (today the Musée Girodet).


7. 7. Max Jacob (1876-1944)
Selfportrait, 1921
Pencil - 27.5 x 21.5 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans



- Max Jacob, Selfportrait, (ill. 7). This selfportrait was purchased at an auction in Paris (Renaud et Giquello) on 30/3/06, for 7.220€ including charges.


8. Anonymous
Study of Two Burettes
Red chalk on laid paper - 20.5 x 26.4 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans



9. Anonymous
Study of Thuribles
Red chalk on laid paper - 25.5 x 18 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans

10. Anonymous
Study of Thuribles
Red chalk on laid paper - 28 x 23.3 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans


51 drawings of 17th and 18th century silver from a workshop of Orleans silversmiths, (ill. 8 to 10). This important ensemble was donated to the museum by Paul Micio.

Also, two art objects were acquired in 2006, a tumbler by Martin Lumière, a master silversmith in Paris (1766-1768), donated by Françoise Genty and a Nocturnal clock with a movement signed by Louis Jolin, around 1745, donated by the Société des amis des musées d’Orléans.

Acquisition 2007


11. Henri Régnault (1843-1871)
Portrait of his Young Groom in Morocco, 1869-1870
Oil on canvas - 35 x 30 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans



- Henri Regnault, Portrait of his Young Groom in Morocco (ill. 11). In December 1869, Henri Regnault traveled to Tangiers where he planned to settle down and bought a workshop but then left in August 1870 to enlist in the army although he had a deferment for having won the Prix de Rome. He died in battle six months later thus depriving French art of one of its most promising figures. The museum in Rouen owns another head of a Black painted by Regnault [2].

Acquisitions 2008


12. Alexandre-Hyacinthe Dunouy (1757-1841)
A Shepherd and Shepherdess in a Landscape
Oil on canvas - 49 x 58 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans



- Alexandre-Hyacinthe Dunouy, A Shepherd and Shepherdess in a Landscape (ill. 12). This Neoclassical landscape was bequeathed by Madame Sorin, who also left four 18th century etchings by Géraud Vidal to the museum.

Acquisitions 2009


13. France, XIXth century
Dagger and Sheath
Bronze and silver, steel, wood
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans



- Anonymous 19th century artist, Dagger and Sheath (ill. 13). This sculpted dagger from the Romantic period was donated to the museum by Jean-François Heim.


14. Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
Church at Redcliffe in Bristol
Pencil on paper - 14 x 23 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans

15. Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
Cathedral in Wells
Pencil on paper - 14 x 23 cm
Orléans, Musée des Beaux-Arts
Photo : Musée des Beaux-Arts d’Orléans


- Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Church at Redcliffe in Bristol and Cathedral in Wells (front and back ; ill. 14 and 15). This double-sided drawing was purchased from a private individual. Two objects by the same artist were also acquired, a ceramic Cat and a bronze Door Knocker from the Mercury Gallery in Great Britain.


Didier Rykner, mardi 9 novembre 2010


Notes

[1] David Ojalvo, Alexandre Antigna, exhibition catalogue, Orleans, Musée des Beaux-Arts, 26 October 1978-3 January 1979, n° 53.

[2] See the catalogue for the exhibition, Henri Regnault, 16 October 1991-5 January 1992, Musée Municipal de Saint-Cloud.



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