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Lot 248

Édouard Toudouze, French 1848-1907-  A wooded landscape with elegant figures promenading;  oil...

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Lot 248

Édouard Toudouze, 
French 1848-1907- 
A wooded landscape with elegant figures promenading; 
oil...

Price Realised: £390

Estimate: £500 - £700

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 248

Description

Édouard Toudouze, 
French 1848-1907- 

A wooded landscape with elegant figures promenading; 

oil on panel, signed 'E. Toudouze' in the stone ledge (lower centre), 41.5 x 33.5 cm. 

Provenance: 
with Leighton Fine Art, Buckinghamshire. 
where purchased by the present owner. 

Note: 
The present work, peopled with figures in 18th-century dress, illustrates Toudouze's preoccupation with historical scenes, a subject which formed a significant portion of the artist's output. Exhibiting the influence of the artist's Rococo predecessors, including Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) and Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806), it recalls the highly romanticised fête galante scenes for which these painters are best known. Despite this, Toudouze almost appears to subvert this approach, minimising the figures so they appear secondary to the expansive landscape surrounding them.

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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