Charles MOZIN (Paris 1806 - Trouville-sur-Mer 1862)

A Coastal Cliff in Normandy

Pencil and white bodycolour on brown paper.
Inscribed Charles Louis MOZIN on the verso.
359 x 264 mm. (14 1/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

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Charles Mozin made numerous drawings and paintings of rocks and coastal cliffs. The cliffs depicted in this drawing are reminiscent of those at Étretat, and similar cliffs appear in several paintings by the artist, such as a painting recently acquired by Villa Montebello museum in Trouville-sur-Mer, which houses several paintings and drawings, as well as over a hundred lithographs, by Mozin.

This drawing was at one time part of the exceptional collection of 18th and 19th century French drawings and prints assembled by the Parisian antique dealer Alfred Beurdeley (1847-1919). While part of his collection – comprising mostly decorative and ornamental prints and drawings – was sold to a museum in St. Petersburg and is now in the Hermitage, the bulk of his collection was dispersed at auction in France in 1920 and 1921.

Provenance:
The studio of the artist (Lugt 1829b)
The vente Mozin, Paris, 7-8 April 1875
Alfred Beurdeley, Paris (Lugt 421)
Thence by descent.

Charles MOZIN

A Coastal Cliff in Normandy

A1045

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