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Oil on canvas painting of Poseidon by Joseph F Lancrenon, circa 1830.Measurements of painting: 18 inches by 25 inches in a frame 24" x 31".This work and numerous other works in this September 23rd sale, are all by Joseph-Ferdinand Lancrenon(born 1794, died 1874).He was a great French Romantic painter, growing up in the ashes of the French Revolution, through the Neoclassical styles of Napoleon.All the works in this auction were handed down through the descendants of Lancrenon, and ended up in the Estate of John Miller, NYC, United Nations Diplomat.This is an extraordinary opportunity to acquire paintings and drawings that would normally be in the collection of a French Museum.The following lots in this auction were all handed down through the Lancrenon family,and have never been available for sale since the day they were painted in the early 19th century, 200 years ago.The lots in this auction that are all from this collection are: lots 12,20,22,24,51,55,61,62,65 and 105.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------(From Wiki):"Joseph-Ferdinand Lancrenon,born in Lods(Doubs)on March 16,1794 and died in the same city on August 4,1874, is a French romantic painter.He was a student of Anne-Louis Girodet.Lancrenon continues the romantic style until late in the nineteenth century. He tries several times to win the Prix de Rome , without success.He directed the Museum of Fine Arts and Archeology of Besançon from 1834 and the school of painting and sculpture of the city in 1840 and participates in major royal sets,including those of the State Council at the Louvre Palace in Paris."-----------------------The family connection in the Lancrenon family to the John Miller Estate in NYC is as follows:Joseph-Ferdinand Lancrenon gave birth to three children, one was Marie Josephe Mangenot.Marie’s direct descendants were Cardine Suzanne and Leon Mathet.Their children included Marie Therese de Rugerio, whose daughter Collette married John Miller, United Nations diplomat.


Good overall condition, relined and restored approximately 30-50 years ago.

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Painting by Joseph F Lancrenon, Poseidon,c.1830

Estimate $200 - $300Sep 23, 2018
New York, NY, NY, USA