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Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet. Combat de corsaires, au lever de soleil

Combat de corsaires, au lever de soleil

Vernet, Emile-Jean-Horace
French, 1789 - 1863
Combat de corsaires, au lever de soleil c 1818
oil on canvas
72.0 x 103.2 cm
Gift of Joey and Toby Tanenbaum, 1993
(C) 2003 Art Gallery of Ontario


Purchased 10 November 1818 by Louis-Philippe, duc d’Orléans;[1] (sale, l’Hôtel des Ventes, Paris, 28 April 1851, no. 183). Unidentified Private Collections, France;[2] (sale, Hôtel des ventes [sic], Paris, 1981).[3] Private collection, France. (Wittgenstein, Paris, ca. 1992).[4] Joey and Toby Tanenbaum, Toronto; gift 14 December 1993 to AGO
Exact whereabouts not known between sale in 1851 through various private French collections until sale in 1981.[1] Dayot 1898a, p. 199 [2] Dr Andrew S. Ciechanowiecki (Director, Old Masters (Paintings and Sculptures) Ltd., London) to Janet Brooke (Curator of European Art to 1960, AGO), 28 October 1993, Accession 94/320, file 1/2.[3] Under “PROVENANCE: / Collection,” in Gilbert S. Edelson (Administrative Vice-President and Counsel, Art Dealers Association of America) to David A. Walden (Canadian Cultural Property Review Board), 30 June 1994, copy, Accession 94/320, file 1/2.[4] Janet Brooke (Curator of European Art to 1960, AGO) to Glenn Lowry (Director, AGO), Subject: Horace Vernet-donation, 19 July 1993, Accession 94/320 1/2. “He [Joey Tanenbaum] recommends we ask Wittgenstein in Paris (where the painting was for sale last year).

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