Jean Bernard (Amsterdam 1765 - ? 1833)

Two Pea Pods on a Stem Sold

Watercolour and grey wash, with framing lines in pencil.
Signed with initials J.B. at the lower right and dated 1801 in pencil at the lower left.
Inscribed (in a modern hand) Un petit cadeau! on the verso.
180 x 231 mm. (7 1/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

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Among stylistically comparable watercolour drawings by Jean Bernard is a study of a passion flower, executed around 1825, in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Also in the Rijskmuseum are similar watercolour studies by Bernard of a bunch of grapes and a larger study of an artichoke, dated October 1797.

Provenance:
Iohan Quirijn van Regteren Altena, Amsterdam (his posthumous sale stamp [Lugt 4617] on the verso)
Thence by descent until 2014.

Literature:
Laurens J. Bol, Bekoring van het kleine, exhibition catalogue, Dordrecht, 1959-1960, p.20, no.13.

Jean BERNARD

Two Pea Pods on a Stem

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