ATTRIBUTED TO RICHARD PARKES BONINGTON
Bords de la Seine
Oil on paper laid down on canvas
10½ x 18½ inches (27 x 47 cm)
Framed: 17 x 25½ inches (43 x 64.7 cm)
Painted circa 1823-24. The Hon. Andrew Shirley describes this as an "enchanting sketch" in which "the moment of the day has been so perfectly seized that nothing more seems necessary to the composition" (Shirley, 1941, pp. 58-9).
This work is not included in Patrick Noon's Richard Parkes Bonington: The Complete Paintings (New Haven and London, 2008).
Comte J. Milleret de Milleret
Maurice Gobin, Paris, by 1936
Private Collection, Paris, by 1966
Sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, June 10, 2005
Acquired at the above sale by the previous owner
Paris, Galerie Maurice Gobin, Peintures, aquarelles et dessins de R.P. Bonington, 1936, no. 38
Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, Bonington: Un Romantique anglais à Paris, 1966, p. 18, no. 29
The Hon. Andrew Shirley, Bonington, London, 1941, pp. 58-9, 93, pl. 30, illustrated
Maurice Gobin, R.P. Bonington 1802-1828, Paris, 1950, pl. 30, illustrated (as Bords de la Seine, environs de Mantes)