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Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot oil of Givet in the Ardennes – estimate €80,000-120,000 at Artcurial. Image copyright: Artcurial.

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A 185-lot serving of Old Master and 19th century paintings and drawings will be going under the hammer at Artcurial in Paris on November 13.

The auction house will offer a selection of works from various owners plus the single-owner consignment of Old Masters and sculpture from the collection of Rudolf and Friederike Pallamar, who started a gallery in Vienna in the 1960s.

The day’s potential highlight is an oil on canvas by Artemesia Gentileschi, Lucretia, which was recently rediscovered in a Lyon collection where it had been for over 40 years. It is guided at €600,000-800,000.

Corot oils

Also for sale are two works in the 19th century section of the auction, well-preserved oils by Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot that have been in the same family since the early 1930s. One, guided at €60,000-80,000, shows a winding tree-lined path at Ville d’Avray, a popular subject location for this artist.

The other, shown here, depicts the outskirts of Givet in the Ardennes.

The painting, on the original canvas measuring 14½ x 21in (37 x 54cm) and signed lower right, has a full and interesting provenance.

Formerly in the Hoschedé collection, from which it was sold in 1875, it then entered the collection of Louis Bazille of Montpellier. Subsequently part of the Pierre Leenhardt collection from which it was sold in May 1922, it was acquired by the vendor’s family in 1931. The estimate is €80,000-120,000.

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