Théodore GUDIN (Paris 1802 - Boulogne-sur-Mer 1880)
Pen and brown ink and brown wash, with touches of white heightening.
Laid down on an old mount.
Signed, dated and inscribed T. Gudin Nice 1875 at the lower right.
220 x 311 mm. (8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in.)
Drawn in 1875 in Nice, where the artist was known to have often spent the winter in his later years, the present sheet dates from near the end of the artist’s long career. Gudin’s drawings in sepia wash and watercolour were much admired for their atmospheric depictions of stormy seas, placid waters, sunsets and harbour scenes by moonlight, and were avidly acquired by collectors and connoisseurs throughout Europe.
Private collection, England
Emmanuel Moatti, Paris and New York, in 2001