(Vermenton 1699 - Versailles 1789)
The Interior of the Colosseum, Rome
Laid down on an 18th or 19th century mount.
Numbered No.86 on the mount.
Inscribed by the artist Donné a Monsieur Nogaret par moy Jeaurat / le 13 mai 1768 on the backing sheet.
Further inscribed, in different hands, Veduta di una parte del Colisseo / Dessein de Claude Lorrain on the backing sheet, and Vue d’une partie du Colisée on a piece of paper pasted onto the backing sheet.
Extensively inscribed in French, with reference to a drawing by Claude in the British Museum and to Nogaret, on the backing sheet.
Further extensively inscribed in French, with brief accounts of Jeaurat and Nogaret, on a piece of paper pasted onto the backing sheet.
352 x 252 mm. (13 7/8 x 9 7/8 in.)
Albert Finot, Troyes (Lugt 3627)
Thence by descent until 1982
Anonymous [Finot and others] sale (‘Collection A. F. et à divers amateurs’), Paris, Hôtel Drouot [Audap Godeau Solanet], 6 December 1982, lot 125
Alfred Normand, Paris (Lugt 153c), his stamp on the mount
Anonymous sale, London, Christie’s South Kensington, 16 April 1999, lot 162