Directrice : Sylvie Tocci-Prouté
The Paul Prouté gallery is one of the oldest family-owned rare art galleries in Paris, with over four generations worth of expertise in art dealing. The gallery was founded over 135 years ago by Victor Prouté, great grandfather to the present Prouté family. Paul Prouté — the son of Victor Prouté — established the gallery at its present location in Paris on the rue de Seine, situated in the heart of St Germain des Prés.
The Paul Prouté gallery prides itself on the works of exacting quality it offers to collectors, institutions and amateurs alike. The gallery specialises in original drawings and prints of the sixteenth to twentieth century European masters, including Dürer, Rembrandt, Delacroix, Corot, Daumier, Picasso, Matisse and Soulages.
The gallery publishes three catalogues annually of their constantly renewing acquisitions and participates in numerous art salons : le Salon du Dessin, le Salon de l’Estampe, la Biennale des Antiquaires and the Print Fair in New York.
Drawing, black pencil heightened with white on blue paper
Diameter 170 mm
On the back, inscription in pen and black ink Lagrenée
Provenance: brand from the Antonio Barboza collection (Lugt 77), AB.
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