A pair of views of the chateau de Choisy by Thomas Compigné
A pair of early Louis XVI views of the chateau de Choisy
by Thomas Compigné – circa 1775
Gouache, gilt and silvered embossed pewter foil on a cardboard support
Inscribed on the reverses of the views:
“vue du château de Choisy-le-Roi au temps de Louis XV côté de la rivière”
“vue du château de Choisy-le-Roi au temps de Louis XV côté de la cour”
Height of each: 13 cm. (5 in.) Width of each: 15 cm. (6 in.)
Comparative Literature :
A.Semail, ‘Les « Compignés » et leurs créateurs’, Plaisir de France, no. 427 (March 1975), pp. 25-31.
Compigné, peintre et tabletier du Roy, exh. cat. Grasse, Villa Musée Fragonard, June-July 1991.
Two pairs of almost identical views of Choisy of smaller dimensions by Compigné were sold Sotheby’s Monaco, 18 June 1994, lot 137, and Christie’s Monaco, 21 June 1998, lot 584. The latter pair is inscribed on the back with Compigné’s name and address.
Views such as these are often the only evidence of certain châteaux which have been destroyed over the years, notably that of Choisy Le Roy.