Other Drawing Exhibitions Still in Paris

2/4/12 - Art Market - Paris - Although the Salon du Dessin closed its doors on 2 April, several galleries which organized hangs at the same time are still presenting exhibitions for a few days. Three of them offer accompanying catalogues : these are at Nicolas Schwed’s, Boquet and Marty de Cambiaire’s and Alexis Bordes’.

1. Gregorio de Ferrari (1647-1726)
The Virgin Supported by Angels
Black Chalk, Pen and Brown Ink, Brown Wash
Heightened with White Gouache - 40.8 x 27.6 cm
Galerie Nicolas Schwed
Photo : Galerie Nicolas Schwed

2. Henri Gervex (1852-1929)
Two Studies of a Baby Nursing
Pastel - 31.8 x 61.8 cm
Galerie Nicolas Schwed
Photo : Galerie Nicolas Schwed

The first, where Italian sheets can be found alongside French ones, presents notably, among the former, a study by Gregorio de Ferrari, probably preparatory for the fresco on the ceiling, now destroyed, of the church of San Giacomo e Filippo in Genoa (ill. 1) ; among the second, an intriguing Sutdy of a Sky at Sunset, dated 1821 but without an attribution. With no documented references or other leads, this type of study is particularly difficult to identify.
We would also point out a very beautiful pastel by Henri Gervex representing Two Studies of a Baby Nursing (ill. 2) for a painting, whose whereabouts are unknown today, exhibited at the Salon in 1896, Maternity. Finally, also of note is a drawing by Henri Lehmann, formerly in a private Parisian collection which we had published here.
Nicolas Schwed, as we know, works with Etienne Bréton who is exhibiting at the same time, and in the same space, a beautiful ensemble of paintings by Eugène Carrière.

3. Luca Cambiaso (1527-1585)
Study of Two Figures
Pen and Brown Ink, Brown Wash - 12.4 x 10.2 cm
Galerie Boquet et Marty de Cambiaire
Photo : Galerie Boquet et Marty de Cambiaire

4. Joseph-Benoît Suvée (1743-1807)
Ruins at the Forum
Red Chalk - 36.3 x 51.3 cm
Galerie Boquet et Marty de Cambiaire
Photo : Galerie Boquet et Marty de Cambiaire

Not far from Nicolas Schwed and Etienne Bréton’s, visitors can walk to Place Vendôme and enter Boquet and Marty de Cambiare’s who are offering sheets from the same collection, belonging to Manuel Canovas.
Here also, the Italian drawings, such as a beautiful Beheading of Saint John the Baptist by Paolo Farinati and a Study of Two Figures by Luca Cambiaso (ill. 3) hang alongside some rare French pieces.
Among these, we particularly noticed two beautiful red chalks by Joseph-Benoît Suvée, Figures among the Ruins of the Coliseum and Ruins at the Forum (ill. 4).

5. French or Dutch School, 17th century
Pen, Wash, Brown Ink, White Heightening
F. Baulme Fine Arts
Photo : F. Baulme

The next stop on the itinerary might be 69 rue Sainte-Anne, ground floor right where Franck Baulme is presenting until 8 April (but without a catalogue), a selection of drawings with notably a beautiful black chalk by Louis Testelin, Esther Held by a Servant as well as a beautiful red chalk by Hubert Robert along with a very fine and intriguing anonymous drawing, representing an Assumption (ill. 5) for which an attribution of either 17th century French or Dutch schools is a possibility. We hope its reproduction here might help in determining which.

6. Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678)
Study for a Scene of Sacrifice
Pastel, Watercolour, Gouache
and Black Chalk - 64.5 x 55 cm
Galerie Alexis Bordes
Photo : Galerie Alexis Bordes

7. Antoine Berjon (1754-1843)
Portrait of a Man, Bust in Right Profile
Black Chalk and White Heightening - 35 x 28.5 cm
Galerie Alexis Bordes
Photo : Galerie Alexis Bordes

We conclude this tour at Alexis Bordes’ (the catalogue is available online) who is offering a gouache by Jacob Jordaens of exceptional quality (ill. 6), a rare Still-life with Artichokes, Roses and Wild Strawberries by a female painter no doubt a student of Palma il Giovane, Giovanna Garzoni, and a very large sheet by Jacques Gamelin representing a Battle Scene. The gallery owner is also presenting two drawings by Antoine Berjon, one of which is a pastel, with unusual subjects for this artist as the first is a Portrait of a Man, Bust in Right Profile (ill. 7) and the second a Self-Portrait in pastel on parchment. We know that Berjon is known mainly for his still-lifes, essentially flowers.

The number of events taking place simultaneously made it impossible for us to see all of the exhibitions which we therefore cannot mention here. We would also like to point out notably the one at the Galerie Ladrière, quai Voltaire.

Visitor information :

Galerie Nicolas Schwed, 346 rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris, 2nd floor. Tel : +33 1 44 77 98 90. Exhibition Dessins anciens et du 19e siècle from 21 March to 6 April 2012, from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Catalogue.

Galerie Bosquet et Marty de Cambiaire, 16 place Vendôme, 75001 Paris. Tel : +33 1 49 26 05 01. Exhibition Dessins anciens de la Collection Manuel Canovas from 27 March to 6 April 2012, every day, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.. Catalogue.

Franck Baulme Fine Arts, 69 rue Sainte-Anne, 75002 Paris ground floor right. Tel : +33 6 19 94 92 78. Exhibition of old master drawings from 26 March to 8 April 2012, every day, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Internet website.

Galerie Alexis Bordes, 19 rue Drouot, 75009 Paris. Tel : +33 1 47 70 43 30. Exhibition from 19 to 30 March 2012, from Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.. Internet website. Online catalogue.

Galerie Ratton-Ladrière, 11 quai Voltaire, 75007 Paris. Tel : +33 1 42 61 29 79.

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Didier Rykner, mardi 3 avril 2012

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