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This item is up for auction at Catawiki. Please click on "respond to advert" to get redirected to the Catawiki website. Description : "An unwelcome one ". Dog griffon interrupting the meal of a cat and her cubs French school of the 19th century,On the back an annotation " esquisse préparatoire Philippe Rousseau " or " Preliminary Oil sketch " - SOLD WITHOUT THE FRAME !! - VENDU SANS LE CADRE !!Extra Notes :He is said to have been taught by Baron Antoine-Jean Gros and to have studied with Victor Bertin. He exhibited at the Salon from 1834, specialising initially in landscapes, which he showed for the next six Salons, and later in still-life painting, which he began to show in 1844. His still-lifes, influenced to a large degree by Jean-Siméon Chardin, were extremely popular, and he was created an officer of the Légion d'Honneur in 1870.Provenance : private sale FranceOne of his animal paintings "Hase mit Jungen, 1857 " sold for 11.500 € ( at Hampel Kunstauktionen, 08 Dec 2007 Munich ) , also another of his still-lifes " Les prunes, 1872 " went under the hammer for the price of 13.000 € ( at Christie's , 18 Nov 2015 Amsterdam ) 22592437

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