Directors: Bertrand Gautier & Bertrand Talabardon
The gallery was founded in 1992 by Bertrand Gautier and Bertrand Talabardon, renowned authorities on 19th-century painting.
However, their expertise does extend beyond this period with some significant discoveries, especially masterpieces by Caspar David Friedrich and Rembrandt, having earned them a reputation for an excellent eye.
The two partners are founder members of the Salon du dessin in Paris and of Paris tableau; they likewise exhibit at TEFAF in Maastricht and at TEFAF New York Fall.
Pen, brown ink, watercolor and gouache heightened with gum Arabic on paper
25,6 x 18,5 cm
Signed and dated lower right: Léon Bonvin 1865
- Sale Sotheby’s, London, November 28, 1985, lot 717;
- acquired during this sale by the Stebbins family, Massachusetts, United States.
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