April 17-18, 1807
Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle, French, 1717 - 1806, His sale, probably included in a lot containing eleven boxes of "rouleaux transparents."
Private Collection (France)
Art Market (Paris)
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Figures Walking in a Parkland
Louis Carrogis de Carmontelle (French, 1717 - 1806)
France (Place Created)
Watercolor and gouache with traces of black chalk underdrawing on translucent Whatman paper
47.3 × 377 cm (18 5/8 × 148 7/16 in.)
Beginning at the left, an aristocratic couple strolls through a parkland rich in monuments and follies, concluding at a moated two-story country house. Few of Carmontelle's "transparents" exist today; only this one contains an entire story with a beginning, middle, and end. The rouleau transparent, not unlike the later