Wildenstein Presents at Masterpiece London 2019

Wildenstein & Co. Inc. is happy to participate for the first time in the Masterpiece London art fair with a collection of more than seventy paintings, pastels, drawings and sculptures representing European art between the 17th and the 20th centuries.

Among the finest pieces on display are Claude Lorrain’s large and gloriously poetic Panoramic Landscape with Rustic Dancers, formerly in the collection of the Dukes of Westminster; a sober likeness of a French dignitary of the early reign of Louis XIV by Philippe de Champaigne; a set of four playful allegories of the times of day painted by Jean Honoré Fragonard for his foremost patron, Bergeret de Grandcourt; the self-portrait of one of the founders of the Musée du Louvre, Jean Baptiste Pierre Le Brun, husband of the portraitist Vigée Le Brun; two Hubert Robert theatrical designs for Jean François Ducis’ neo-Greek tragedy, Oedipus in the Land of Admetus; a set of double-sided pencil sketches of horsemen and their steeds by Théodore Géricault (related to his unfinished painting of King Louis XVIII Reviewing the Royal Cavalry in front of the École Militaire); a watercolor masterpiece by Bonington’s French follower Eugène-Louis Lami, representing the French royal family attending horse races on the grounds of the Château de Chantilly; a moody landscape by Corot; a number of watercolors of large cats in dramatic landscapes by Antoine-Louis Barye; a facetious caricature by the young Claude Monet; Maurice Denis’ depiction of his sleeping wife, which dates from his Nabi period; a spectacular and very sensual, full-length female nude reclining on a couch by Matisse’s fellow Fauve, Albert Marquet; and a stunningly daring double-sided painting by the avant-garde Russian painter, Mikhail Fyodorovich Larionov. Completing our presentation is a tantalizing group of drawings, watercolors and paintings by the Post-Impressionist Pierre Bonnard.