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Spring Southern Estates Session I

Wed, Jun 1, 2022 10:00AM EDT
Lot 39

Antoine Vollon (1833-1900) Pumpkin Still Life, O/C

Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
$300,000 $10,000

Property from a Private Collection, Savannah, GA


Antoine Vollon (French, 1833-1900), Still Life with Pumpkin, Oil on Canvas, signed lower right, depicting a still life with pumpkin, pitcher, and lemons, in a giltwood frame with plaque 'A. Vollon, 1833-1900, Exposition International de 1900, Grand Prix'. Frame size: 46 1/4 in. x 56 1/2 in.

Provenance: Collection M. Norbert Pain, Drouot, Paris, May 9th 1925, lot 64 as 'Le Potiron'; Sotheby's New York, June 28, 2001, Old Master and 19th Century European Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, lot no. 326. Exhibitions: Catalogue Illustre de Beaux-Arts, 'Exposition Universelle', Paris, 1889, no. 1356 as "Potiron;" Exposition Universelle, Paris 1900, no. 1879.

Born in Lyons, the son of an ornamental craftsman, Vollon was initially apprenticed to an engraver in metal. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Lyons from 1850 to 1853 under the engraver Vibert, and worked as a decorator of enameled pans and stoves. In 1859 he moved to Paris, where he met Théodule Ribot, and began to paint still lifes. He exhibited at the Salon from 1864. Although he is best known for his still lifes, influenced by Dutch 17th-century painting, he also painted landscapes. (nationalgallery.org)

Measurements: Height: of canvas 34 7/8 in. x Width: 45 1/2 in.


Fair condition, extensive craquelure and inpainting, particularly in bottom half, small losses, relined, possible repaired 8 in. tear above pumpkin in background, wear to edges from frame, frame with wear and significant losses.