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Talabardon & Gautier: 30 Years of Passion Results in Auction Success

Result EUR243,200
Published on , by Anne Doridou-Heim
Auction on 21 March 2023 - 14:00 (CET) - Salle 9 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009
A flurry of preemptions and an exciting atmosphere accompanied the partial dispersion of the Talabardon & Gautier Gallery collection at Drouot.
Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845), Jeune fille portant son frère sur ses épaules dans... Talabardon & Gautier: 30 Years of Passion Results in Auction Success

Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845), Jeune fille portant son frère sur ses épaules dans un jardin (Young Girl Carrying Her Brother on Her Shoulders in a Garden), c. 1707-1799, pierre noire, shading and white gouache highlights on buff paper, 47.3 x 33.9 cm/18.62 x 13.34 in. 

Sold for: €243,200.

As David Norman said immediately after the Thursday session: This sale brought major dealers and collectors from all over the world to Drouot. Obviously, the date had been carefully chosen, since it coincided with the Salon du Dessin , and if this year the Talabardon & Gautier Gallery was not present, it was because a large part of its collection was on the walls of Drouot. One might expect difficulties, since it is never easy to put recently acquired works up for auction, which often command a high price and are already available on the art market. It was not the case, on the contrary... Everyone, and the French institutions first and foremost, were on the lookout for drawings, paintings and sculptures, which were previously inaccessible, as the two dealers' prices were quite high. However, their eye for discovery and their talent as avid hunters were not contested by anyone and the estimates posted by the experts…
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Tuesday 21 March 2023 - 14:00 (CET) - Live
Salle 9 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009 Paris
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With this condottiere, the French master of neoclassicism painted a face far removed from the smooth canons of beauty that frequently defines his work. A gem in the sale of the Talabardon & Gautier Gallery collection.