Théodore GUDIN (Paris 1802 - Boulogne-sur-Mer 1880)
A Party Rowing Ashore from a Warship on a Misty Morning Sold
Pen and brown ink and brown wash. Signed, dated and inscribed la Baronne A. de Rothschild T. Gudin. 22 8bre 1841 at the lower left.177 x 251 mm. (7 x 9 7/8 in.) [image]194 x 270 mm. (7 5/8 x 10 5/8 in.) [sheet]ENQUIRE
Dated the 22nd of October, 1841, this atmospheric drawing bears the artist’s dedication to Louise Montefiore (1821-1910), who had married Sir Anthony Nathan de Rothschild, later 1st Baronet de Rothschild (1810-1876), the previous year. A similar composition is found in a closely comparable drawing by Gudin of A Burning Ship on a Calm Sea, dated 1846, in the Fodor Collection at the Amsterdams Historisch Museum in Amsterdam.
Lady Louise Montefiore de Rothschild, Baroness de Rothschild, Aston Clinton House, Buckinghamshire.