Achille-Etna Michallon (French, Paris 1796–1822 Paris)
Oil on paper, laid down on cardboard
10 5/8 x 15 7/8 in. (27 x 40.3 cm)
Thaw Collection, Jointly Owned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Morgan Library & Museum, Gift of Eugene V. Thaw, 2009
Not on view
private collection, France (possibly Marie-Madeleine Aubrun); [Galerie de Bayser, Paris; sold to Thaw]; Eugene V. Thaw, New York (by 2002–9)
New York. Pierpont Morgan Library. "The Thaw Collection: Master Drawings and Oil Sketches, Acquisitions Since 1994," September 27, 2002–January 19, 2003, no. 93 (as "Vue de Châtenay").
Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. "The Romantic Prospect: Plein Air Painters, 1780–1850," June 22–August 15, 2004, no. 32 (as "View of Châtenay").
Sydney. Art Gallery of New South Wales. "Plein-air Painting in Europe, 1780–1850," September 4–October 31, 2004, no. 32.
Melbourne. National Gallery of Victoria. "Plein-air Painting in Europe, 1780–1850," November 19, 2004–January 16, 2005, no. 32.
New York. Morgan Library & Museum. "Exploring France: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection," January 13–November 15, 2015, no catalogue.
William M. Griswold inThe Thaw Collection: Master Drawings and Oil Sketches, Acquisitions Since 1994. Exh. cat., Pierpont Morgan Library. New York, 2002, pp. 202–3, no. 93, ill. (color), suggests "a date as early as 1807 or 1808 and in any event little later than about 1812" and tentatively identifies it as one of two views [the other is Morgan Library & Museum, New York, 2002.58] that, together, may have comprised lots 382–83 or 394–95 in Michallon's posthumous sale, Paris, December 22–25, 1822.
Plein-Air Painting in Europe, 1780–1850. Exh. cat., Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. Shizuoka, 2004, p. 79, no. 32, ill. (color), tentatively dates it 1807–8.
Esther Bell. "Catalogue Raisonné of the Thaw Collection." Studying Nature: Oil Sketches from the Thaw Collection. Ed. Jennifer Tonkovich. New York, 2011, p. 134, no. 99, ill. (color), calls it "View of Châtenay".
Artist: Achille-Etna Michallon (French, Paris 1796–1822 Paris) Date: 1819Medium: Brush and brown wash over traces of black chalk. Framing lines in pen and brown ink.Accession: 1978.271On view in:Not on view