Hounds in a Wooded Landscape signed 'C. Troyon.' (lower left) oil on canvas 34 x 39 1/2in. (86.4 x 100.3cm.)
PROVENANCE: With Hirschl and Adler, Inc., New York With David Ramus, Ltd, Atlanta Property of a Luxury Hotel
Constant Troyon was the one Barbizon painter whose work is associated primarily on the depiction of animals. However, it was not on until later in his career did he become an animalier painter. His output concentrated on livestock and their surrounds, but in 1854 he began to visit his friend Leon-Felix Loysel who maintained kennels in the Touraine, a region along the Loire noted for being hunt country. For the next ten years, he would make annual trips to paint the hounds and pointers there. A number of these canvases, of various sizes, appear in the Vente Troyon at Drouout Jan 22-Feb 1, 1866. Dog paintings by Troyon can be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Philadelphia Museum Art.
This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.
ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.
If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.
Buyers' Premium and Charges
For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins & Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, and Wine & Whisky:
Buyer's Premium Rates 25% on the first $100,000 of the Hammer Price 20% from $100,001 to $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price 12% on the excess over $2,000,000 of the Hammer Price
Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. A processing fee will be assessed on any returned checks. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.
For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.