Fete Champetre
c. 1725
Bonaventure de Bar (French, 1700-1729)
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  • Artist Name: Bonaventure de Bar (French, 1700-1729)
  • Title: Fete Champetre
  • Date: c. 1725
  • Medium: Oil on panel
  • Dimensions: 7-7/8 x 10-3/4 in. (20.0 x 27.3 cm)
  • Credit Line: The Norton Simon Foundation
  • Accession Number: F.1970.01.P
  • Copyright: © The Norton Simon Foundation

Object Information

Jean-Antoine Gros (sale, Paris, Hôtel d'Aligre, 13 April 1778, lot 44, as one of two
pendant paintings by Bonaventure de Bar).
Morel collection (sale, 19 April 1786, later rescheduled for 3 May 1786, lot 150).
Artaud (sale, Paris, 15 November (and following days) 1791, lot 106, as one of two).
William, Earl of Lonsdale (sale, London, Christie's, 18 June 1887, lot 866, as Watteau, A Fête Champêtre, to);
[Thos. Agnew & Sons, London].
Edward Cecil Guinness (d. 1927), 1st Earl of Iveagh, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Arthur Ernest Guinness, D.L., Holmbury House, Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey, Estate (sale, London, Christie's, 10 July 1953, lot 67, as Pater, A Fête Champêtre, to);
[Arthur Tooth & Sons, London].
[Thos. Agnew & Sons, London; sold October 1953 to];
[M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York; jointly owned with Pinakos, Ltd., New York; stock no. A5467; sold 2 April 1960 to];
Valerian Stuy-Rybar; sold 1963 to;
[M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York; stock no. A8543; sold 20 May 1964 to];
Henry T. Mudd, Los Angeles.
[Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York; sold 1970 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation.

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