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View of Ischia from the Sea

Artist:
Charles Rémond (French, Paris 1795–1875 Paris)
Date:
1842
Medium:
Oil on paper, laid down on canvas
Dimensions:
10 1/8 x 14 1/8 in. (25.7 x 35.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Accession Number:
2009.400.98
Not on view
the artist (until 1853; his sale, Hôtel des Ventes, Paris, February 28, 1853, no. 39, as "Ile d'Ischia, vue de la Marine," (for Fr 30 to Dumont); Dumont, Paris (from 1853); sale, Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, December 17, 1999, no. 43, as "Vue d'Ischia," Attributed to Jean Charles Joseph Remond; [Talabardon & Gautier, Paris]; Eugene V. Thaw, New York (until 2009)
Paris. Talabardon & Gautier. "Le paysage français de Valenciennes à Bonington," September 18–October 26, 2002, no. 11 (as "Vue de l'île d'Ischia").

New York. Morgan Library & Museum. "Sky Studies: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection," April 15–December 28, 2014, no catalogue.

Bertrand Talabardon and Bertrand Gautier. Le paysage français de Valenciennes à Bonington. Exh. cat., Talabardon & Gautier. Paris, 2002, unpaginated, no. 11, ill. (color), date it to 1842 and call it "Vue de l'île d'Ischia"; note that Rémond was very familiar with the island of Ischia, having already visited it in 1822, when he undertook another trip to Italy in 1842; state that there is a drawing of the identical seascape by Rémond in the collection of the École des beaux-arts, Paris, in an ensemble of drawings from his 1842 trip made in preparation for six panels he painted for the Museum of Natural History's gallery of mineralogy; state that the corresponding drawing is similarly annotated "à bord de la Marie-Christine, 31 juillet 1842" and that the "Marie Christine" was a ship on which Rémond circled the island in order to complete studies of Mount Vesuvius for his decorative panels; discuss the site.

Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 140, no. 115, ill. (color), calls it "View of Ischia from the Sea" and dates it 1842.



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