Eugène ISABEY (1803-1886)

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Eugène ISABEY (1803-1886)
Shipwreck on the Normandy coast - 1854 Oil on canvas (lined). Signed and dated lower left. 41 x 60 cm. Provenance: Sale at the Hôtel Drout on May 27, 1907, under the n°39 of the catalog (1200 Franc or). Former collection of Mr. Diéterle. Bibliography: La marine au XIXe siècle, Pierre Miquel, edition de la Martinelle, 1980, under n°750, p.160 (not reproduced). Referenced in the Dictionnaire des ventes d'art faites en France et à l'étranger pendant les XVIIIe et XIXe siècles by Hippolyte Mireur. In 1855, in the Gazette "Les Beaux-Arts en Europe", Théophile Gautier described Isabey, this singer of romantic painting, as follows: "Under his alert and lively touch everything comes alive, everything sparkles; nothing clumsy, nothing heavy, nothing thick, nothing stupid... He has, in his way of applying the color, a dazzling brilliance, a driving verve, a strange bite; he burns the canvas; his fast and nervous touch has the certainty of a freehand initials".
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