Newsletter no. 10

Wednesday 2nd August 2023

Each week discover the exhibitors of FAB Paris 2023

This week, discover an etching by Charles Meryon chosen by Galerie Paul Prouté, an ivory spoon selected by Galerie Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh and a painting by Paul Rebeyrolle proposed by Galerie Laurentin.

Galerie Paul Prouté

The Paul Prouté gallery is one of the oldest family-owned rare art galleries in Paris, with over four generations worth of expertise in art dealing. The gallery was founded almost 150 years ago by Victor Prouté, great grandfather to the present Prouté family. Paul Prouté — the son of Victor Prouté — established the gallery at its present location in Paris on the rue de Seine, situated in the heart of St Germain des Prés.

The Paul Prouté gallery prides itself on the works of exacting quality it offers to collectors, institutions and amateurs alike. The gallery specialises in original drawings and prints of the sixteenth to twenty-first century European masters, including Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, Whistler, Vallotton, Picasso, Matisse, Soulages.

The gallery publishes two catalogues annually of their constantly renewing acquisitions and participates in art fairs: le Salon du Dessin, and Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale.

Meryon, La galerie notre-dame, Paris 1853

Charles Meryon
(Paris 1821 – Charenton 1868)
La galerie Notre-Dame, Paris,
Etching and chisel.
280 × 174 mm, marges 300 × 180 mm

Beautiful proof on laid paper, of the third state (of 6), with the inscriptions below the square line but before the monogram in the upper left-hand corner and the square line on the thickened upper edge.

Reference: Delteil 26 iii/v, Schneiderman 29 iii/vi

Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh

Located in the heart of the Sablon, the antiques district of Brussels, the gallery spans three floors in a contemporary atmosphere designed by the talented Belgian designer Charles Kaisin.

Passionate collectors, Patrick and Ondine Mestdagh present an extraordinary selection of objects from outside Europe.

Boa elephant ivory spoon, Democratic republic of Congo, 19th century

A very important Boa elephant ivory spoon
Democratic Republic of Congo
19th century
Dimension : 21,5 cm

Collection William O. Oldman, 1924, Londres
Collection Roger Bédiat, avant 1957, Abidjan
Collection Georges Stoecklin (beau-fils de Roger Bédiat), Juan-les-Pins
Galerie Alain Bovis, Paris
Collection Pierre Dartevelle, Bruxelles
Collection Béatrice et Patrick Caput, Paris

Galerie Laurentin

Antoine Laurentin comes from a family of collectors and was a collector himself long before turning his passion into the art dealing business. Antoine Laurentin opened his first gallery in 1991 rue Sainte-Anne in Paris. Since 2004, the gallery is located 23 quai voltaire, and in 2013 gave birth to a second space in Brussels located street Ernest Allard.

Since its opening, the gallery Laurentin is specialised in Modern art, organizing monographic exhibitions with catalogues. Its participation with important fairs, such TEFAF in Maastricht, Art Brussels in Belgium and the Salon du Dessin, the Fine Arts Paris in Paris, Luxembourg Art Week, give an international visibility to the artists and the gallery.

Paul Rebeyrolle, La Belle, 1972

Paul Rebeyrolle
(Eymoutiers 1926 – Boudreville 2005)
La Belle
Mixed media on canvas signed upper left
180 x 235 cm

Galerie Maeght, Zurich


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