JOHAN BARTHOLD JONGKIND
Lattrop 1819 – 1891 La Côte-Saint-André
Château de Virieux
Black chalk, watercolor and gouache
Dated and inscribed: Château de Virieux 28 août 76 (verso, black chalk), stamp of the workshop, lower right (Lugt 1401)
11.4 x 17.5 cm
France, Private Collection
Stillevis et al., Jonkind, Den Haag (Gemeentemuseum Den Haag), Uitgeverij Waanders, Zwolle 2003.
In 1876 Jongkind stayed in the village of Châbons, from which he traveled around the surroundings of Grenoble. He seems to have been especially fascinated by the castles in the area, as he made several drawings and watercolors of Château de Pupetières and Château de Virieux. The present impressionistic drawing, executed en plein air in the typical subdued colors that he favored at the time, is a fine example of Jongkind’s celebrated landscape art.