Putti with Goat: Autumn

manner of Pieter Joseph Sauvage (Tournai 1744 - Tournai 1818)
National Trust Inventory Number 597889

Category Paintings
Date circa 1775 - 1800
Materials Oil on panel (grisaille)
Measurements
Place of origin Flanders (Belgium)
Collection Montacute House, Somerset (Accredited Museum)
On show at Montacute House, Somerset, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on panel (grisaille), Putti with Goat: Autumn, manner of Pieter Joseph Sauvage (Tournai 1744 - Tournai 1818), 18th century. From a set of four canvases inspired by, and with elements taken from prints by François Boucher (1703 -1770), showing putti engaged in appropraite seasonal activities. A roundel of three naked putti playing with a goat, the one on the left assisting the one in the centre to mount onto the back of a goat which is seated and facing to the right; the putto on the back of the goat holds a bunch of grapes, the third putto on the right is seated on the ground and is pulling on the goat's beard, there is a tree on the right. They are, if not by , at least in the manner of the leading exponent of monochrome trompe l'oeil painting, who was born and died in Tournai, but spent much of his career in Paris, including working for Louis XVI and the Prince de Condé.

Provenance

Bequest of Sir Percy Malcolm Stewart (1871-1951) to the National Trust in 1951 (transferred to Montacute House, 1960 after the death of Lady Stewart).

Makers and roles

manner of Pieter Joseph Sauvage (Tournai 1744 - Tournai 1818), artist
Dutch School, artist
Flemish School, artist
after François Boucher (Paris 1703 – Paris 1770), artist

References

Montacute House, Somerset, 1991 [The National Trust; Malcolm Rogers] 1991, p.63. "THE LIBRARY ANTE-ROOM OVERDOORS: Autumn and Winter Grisailles, presumably from a set of four canvasses representing The Seasons, showing putti engaged in appropriate seasonal activities (Stewart Bequest) Unknown artist, perhaps Flemish, eighteenth century."
Montacute House, Somerset, 1997 [The National Trust; Malcolm Rogers] 1991, revised 1997 , p.63. "THE LIBRARY ANTE-ROOM OVERDOORS: Autumn and Winter Grisailles, presumably from a set of four canvasses representing The Seasons, showing putti engaged in appropriate seasonal activities (Stewart Bequest) Unknown artist, perhaps Flemish, eighteenth century."
Montacute House, Somerset, 2004-2006 [The National Trust; Malcolm Rogers] 2000, revised 2004, reprinted 2005, 2006, p.51. "THE LIBRARY ANTE-ROOM OVERDOORS: Autumn and Winter Grisailles, presumably from a set of four canvasses representing The Seasons, showing putti engaged in appropriate seasonal activities (Stewart Bequest) Unknown artist, perhaps Flemish, eighteenth century."

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Periods 18th century (85299)
19th century (166288)
Maker Pieter Joseph Sauvage (Tournai 1744 - Tournai 1818) (8)
Dutch School (180)
Flemish School (164)
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