Jean-Baptiste Oudry

The man and the flea



Jean-Baptiste Oudry - The man and the flea

Provenance

Sold by the artist to Jean-Louis Regnard de Montenault, circa 1751, part of two albums
with Frères de Bure, Paris, by 1828 and then to J.J. de Bure, Paris
his sale, Paris, 1-18 December 1853, part of nr. 344 (to Thibaudeau)
Comte Adolphe-Narcisse Thibaudeau, Paris, possibly given to Mrs Eugénie Doche, and then sold to Auguste Fontaine, where acquired by Félix Solar, Bordeaux
his sale, Charles Pillet, Paris, 19 November-8 December 1860, part of nr. 627 (to Cléder for Baron Taylor)
Baron Isidore-Justin-Séverin Taylor (1789-1879), Paris
with Morgand and Fatout, Paris, circa 1876, where acquired by Emile Péreire
Louis Olry-Roederer, Reims, 1877, then by descent to his nephew, Léon Olry-Roederer, Reims and Paris
with Thomas Agnews and Sons, London, where acquired by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, Philadelphia, 1922, then sold to Raphael Esmérian, New York, 1946
his sale, Palais Galliera, Paris, 6 June 1973, part of nr. 46
probably with Claude Virch, New York and Bermuda, as part of one album
Bill Blass (1922-2002), New York
his sale, Christie's, New York, 12 January 1988, nr. 106, where acquired by the present owner
sale, Property from the Estate of Eugene V. Thaw, Christie's, New York, 30 October 2018, nr. 256

Other works by Jean-Baptiste Oudry


Jean-Baptiste Oudry A Young Rabbit and Partridge Hung by the Feet
A Young Rabbit and Partridge Hung by the Feet
1751

Jean-Baptiste Oudry Four eagles
Four eagles

Jean-Baptiste Oudry Henri Camille, Chevalier de Beringhen
Henri Camille, Chevalier de Beringhen
1722

Jean-Baptiste Oudry Misse and Luttine
Misse and Luttine
1729

Jean-Baptiste Oudry
The man and the flea
310 x 260 mm
Pen and brown ink, gray wash, heightened with white, on blue paper
Signed and dated in brown ink: JB. Oudry / 1732
Sale Christie's, New York, 30 October 2018