Directors : Hervé Aaron, Bruno Desmarest
Founded in 1923 the gallery is in its third generation and is now directed from New York by Hervé Aaron. To enable a closer relationship with its clients, the gallery is also represented at prestigious locations in Paris, directed by Bruno Desmarest, and London. At its three locations the gallery shows important works of art of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
The gallery counts among its clients some of the greatest museums worldwide and in recent years has sold some significant works of art, including paintings by Titian and Nicolas Lancret.
Black chalk heightened with white chalk on blue paper
285 x 335 mm
Inscribed recto upper left: n° 26and verso in Dutch.
Sale Huquier, the Elder, Amsterdam, 14 September 1761 n° 1032: ‘Un sujet représentant la Peinture, et deux Génies, dessiné au crayon noir et rehaussé de blanc, par Charles Natoire’;
Collection of Jean Masson (1856-1933; Lugt ed., 1921, 1494a, lower left);
His sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 7-8 May 1923, n°156 (ill.);
Sold London, Christie's, 30 March 1975, lot 113; Paris, Galerie de Bayser, 1979.
This drawing is an early study for the Union of Painting and Drawing (location unknown), which Natoire did in 1746. The small cabinet picture, oil on panel (30 x 37 cm), was a pendant for Lyric poetry and music.
Due to the gravity of the international situation resulting from the spread of COVID-19 and in order to protect the health of all parties concerned, we have decided to cancel the 29th edition of the Salon du dessin.
France officially declared a state of health emergency on 24 March for two months and there are still numerous uncertainties regarding the evolution of the pandemic over the coming months. These factors make it impossible to reprogram the Salon before the summer of 2020 and the Salon du dessin, which usually attracts numerous other events in Paris for a week, will therefore not take place this year.
Louis de Bayser, President of the Salon du dessin said “this is a difficult decision to take with regard to all those who worked hard for this edition, but our priority is to protect the health of all our exhibitors, visitors and partners”.
We send our thoughts to all those affected by this epidemic and hope that this unprecedented health situation will quickly change favorably.
The organizers of the Fair