Lot 77

Léonard Defrance (1735-1805): La Visite à la Forge

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Oil on panel, c. 1789, signed 'L. Defrance' and inscribed 'Liege' lower right.

16 x 22 3/4 in., 20 x 26 1/2 in. (frame).

Literature: F. Dehousse, M. Pacco and M. Pauchen, Léonard Defrance, l'oeuvre peint, 1985, cat. no. 282, illust. p. 159.

Possibly sold Sotheby's, London, October 26, 1960, Lot 120; Galerie Cailleux, Paris; Sold Drouot, Beaussant & Levèvre, April 19, 2016, Lot 6; Didier-Aaron, NY.

The Estate of Matthew Rutenberg

Condition

Some rubbing around the edges under the frame. Inpainting. Otherwise in good condition.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.