Attendu account

 

 

Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:

Antoine-Ferdinand Attendu

(1845-1917)

Account

of his exhibited art-works

 

General introduction:
On this page you will find a more extended account of the pictures that Antoine-Ferdinand Attendu maybe showed at the 1st ‘impressionist’ exposition in 1874. You will also find a less extended account of the pictures he showed at the official Paris Salon, including it’s successor of the Société des Artistes Français from 1870 until 1898, at the Salon des Indépendants (1893), the works auctioned at Hôtel Drouot in 1895 and at regional exhibitions.
As the main sources I used Moffett (R2), Berson (R90) and the database of the Musée d’Orsay (aR1). Moffett doesn’t give any suggestion of what contemporary work could be the same as Attendu exhibited in 1874, nor does Berson (R90II,p3). Attendu made many kitchen and food still lives and of most of his works it’s unknown in what year he made it, this makes the indication his works mostly ‘very uncertain’, see more. Often to ‘compare’ another picture is given that similarities with the painting that was exhibited. For explanation of the subscriptions, see here. For the reproductions I made use of several sources, especially www.artnet.com (=iR13). (For the general references (=R) see. For the references to internet pages (=iR) see. For the additional references (=aR) see at the bottom of the main page about Antoine-Ferdinand Attendu. See link for an overview of his pictures.

 

Antoine Attendu at the first ‘impressionist’  exposition 1874:

Overview:

  • catalogue numbers 7 – 12
  • in no.9 the title has a plural form, so my first quess was that it contained at least two works
    but the first edition of the catalogue renders just one asking price, which suggests it dealt with just one picture,
    my second guess is this is more likely.
  • so Attendu probably showed just 6 works
  • 3 of them were loans of unknown owners (no. 7, 11 and 12): M. A. Q (no.7); M. J. D. (no.11+12)
  • 3 of them were aquarelles (no. 10-12)
  • 1x an indication of place
  • 0x an indication of time, season or weather
  • 0x a study
  • See link for his pictures.
  • My main sources are:
    Dayez / Adhémar 1874 (R87,p229) doesn’t render a suggestion and mentions that he hasn’t received attention from the press.
    Moffett 1886 (R2,p119) doesn’t give a suggestion either.
    Berson 1996 (R90II,p3) leaves out Attendu which means there were no reviews of the works exhibited; she doesn’t render any suggestion.
    Patry/Robbins 2024 (R410,p273+120) render one suggestion for no.7, which doesn’t seem very appropriate.
    The first edition of the 1874 catalogue (R411)

The catalogue (iR1;R2,p119;R90I,p4;R87,p229;R410,p263;R88I,p19;R411):

1IE-1874-7, Nature morte (appartient à M.A.Q)
nature morte = still life.
There are many uncertain suggestions that can be made.
Patry/Robbins suggest ‘possibly’: 1870-92ca, Nature morte au faisan, gibier à plume, canard, pigeon (Still life with pheasant, game birds, duck, pigeons), pastel, 66×92, MAA MBA Valence (iR23;R410,p120+273); former collection Rothschild. Note: the 1874 catalogue doesn’t indicate this was a pastel; the complete provenance is not clear; mostly it is dated 1892, which wouldn’t make it a good suggestion.
As a very uncertain option I render: 18xx, Sbr, Still Life with Pewter Urn, Pearls, Draperies and Butterfly, 62×54, A2020/11/04 (iR17;iR42).

1IE-1874-8, Un fin connaisseur
The first edition of the 1874 catalogue priced it for 200fr (R411).
Eng.: a subtle expert.
So probably this is a figure painting, depicting a man with knowledge of wine, art or something like that.
To compare I render the only figure painting I could find of Attendu: 18xx, Sbl, Old man dozing in his chair (Un vieil homme assoupi sur sa chaise), on wood, 28×22, A2024 (iR42;iR10) =?? SdR-1873-400, Un vieux type.

1IE-1874-9, Quelques réflexions (au XIIIe arrondissement)
Eng.: some reflections on the 13th quarter. See Google-maps for the XIIIe arrondisement in Paris.
The first edition of the 1874 catalogue priced it for 190fr (R411).
Some reflections: The plural form of the title can suggest that at least two paintings showed under one catalogue number. But there is just one price rendered. This makes it more likely that it was one picture depicting several (personal) reflexions.
To compare I render three pictures of city / village views just to compare.
My first suggestion is made in Paris, which could make it a good suggestion, but it was made later in 1891: 1891, SDbr (FA Paris 91), Streetview, Winter (Winterliche Straßenansicht), 24×35, Axx (iR13;iR10;R2,p119;R90I,p4;R87,p229); the title indicates the rendering of the influence of weather / season; the painting does the same; this makes it in some way an impressionistic work; the brushstroke is quiet loose, but not junxtaposed.
My second suggestion is called ‘Sucy en Brie’, which is a small municipality 20km south-east of Paris; see GoogleMaps for Sucy en Brie; the picture showes a streetview with a clear rendering of the influence of sunlight; the brushstroke is not smooth and full of detail, but not very lively either; this makes it in some way an impressionistic work; the signature and the title is in the right corner below: 18xx, Sbr, Sucy en Brie, 46×33, A2011/03/30 (iR17;iR13;R2,p118).
As third suggestion I render: 18xx, Sbr (back 1898), L’entrée de Rocamadour, op, 41×31, A2023/10/28 (iR11;iR16;iR10;R2,p119). Rocamadour lies about 560km south of Paris (iR9).

1IE-1874-10, Nature morte: musique (aquarelle)
Eng.: still life: music (watercolour).
The first edition of the 1874 catalogue priced it for 29fr (R411).
The tittle indicates it’s a still life apart from his main theme kitchen and food.
To compare I render an oil painting, a still-life with an armour that includes a musique instrument: 18xx, Sbl, Still life with weapons, ow, 26×34, A2024/05/17 (iR85;iR10).
I found one more title clearly depicting music instruments: HD1895/05/09-60, Cor de chasse, tambourin, tambourtunisien.

1IE-1874-11, Nature morte: cuisine (aquarelle, appartient à  M.J.D)
Eng.: still life: kitchen (watercolour, loan of mister J. D.).
Attendu made many still lives of kitchens and many of his works are not dated so it’s very hard to identify this work.
To compare I render a gouache: 18xx, Sbl, Still life with chicken, on panel, gouache, 25×39, A2023/03/25 (iR11;iR10;iR100;iR85).

1IE-1874-12, Nature morte: cuisine (aquarelle, appartient à  M.J.D)
In the catalogue this title is rendered by repetition marks and then it is indicated ‘aquarelles, appartient à M.J.D’. See 1IE-1874-11.
To compare I render an oil painting rendering a kitchen still-life: 18xx, Sbl, Still-life (straw matted chair, earthenware pot, plucked chicken, copper cauldron), 46×56, MHM Cahors (iR356;iR10).

 

Antoine Attendu at the Salon:
In 1870 Attendu made his debut at the Salon (=S) with two works. In 1872 Attendu didn’t show a work at the Salon. The change is big that he was rejected. (Because of the French – Prussian war, there was no Salon in 1871.) Obviously Attendu was rejected for the Salon of 1873 and exhibited at the Salon des Refusés (=SdR). Invaluable writes that Attendu exhibited regularly at the Salon from 1878-98 (iR17), which is not accurate. See also the overview of his pictures.

S1870-61, Nature morte
I have no suggestion for this work.

S1870-3024, Saltimbanque, d’après M. Mettling; aquarelle
Eng.: circus artist or fair acrobat; so probably this was a figure painting.
Probably M. Mettling was the same as his teacher M.L. (Louis) Mettling.
I have no suggestion for this work.

SdR-1873-399, Nature morte
Eng.: Still-life. I have no suggestion for this work.

SdR-1873-400, Un vieux type
Eng.: an old type; probably this was a portrait.
=??: 18xx, Sbl, Old man (un vieil homme assoupi sur sa chaise), ow, 28×22, A2024 (iR42;iR10).

S1874-45, Huîtres, etc
Eng.: oysters.
In La Chronique Illustré (1874/06/13) Jean Dolent reviewed the Salon, writing ‘I have noted the still-life painting of M. Ferdinand Attendu; a canvas by a colourist’ (iR40).
Compare: Antoine-Ferdinand Attendu (?): 18xx, Mussels in a porcelain bowl, (after Jacob Fopsen van Es), xx, xx (iR37;iR1).
Compare:
S1877-59: Les huîtres
Toulouse-1886-10, Huîtres.

Blois-1893-8, Les huîtres.
HD1895/05/09-48, Huîtres et panier. (Cadre noir)
HD1895/05/09-59, Huîtres (Cadre doré).
Plat d’huîtres (R88I,p19)

S1875-46, Salade Mayonnaise
I don’t have a suggestion.

S1875-47, Lapin de garenne
Wild rabbit.
Compare: SdAF-1888-2615: Le lapin de garenne, pastel(?)
Compare: 18xx, Nature morte de chasse au lapin, faisan et au pigeon (Hunting still-life with Rabbit, Pheasant and Pigeon), pastel, 71×98, Axx (iR13;iR1)

S1876-44, Le thé
It’s uncertain if this picture represented a cup (as a still life) of tea or a social gathering drinking tea. I assume the first.
Compare S1877-58, Le café.
Compare: 18xx, Sbr, Still life with bread, tea and confectionery, xx, xx (iR10;iR18;iR1)

S1877-58, Le café
It’s uncertain if this picture represented a cup of coffee (as a still life) or a coffee-house. I assume the first.
Compare S1876-44, Le thé.
Compare: 18xx, xx (Still life) (aR16;iR1)

S1877-59, Les huîtres
Eng.: oysters.
Compare: Antoine Attendu (?), 18xx, Mussels in a porcelain bowl, (after Jacob Fopsen van Es), xx, xx (iR37).
See: S1874-45: Huîtres, etc.

S1878-59, Le déjeuner froid
Eng.: the cold lunch.
It’s uncertain if this picture represented the food (as a still life) or a social gathering of people having a cold lunch. I assume the first.
I don’t have a suggestion for this work.

S1879-78, ‘Chez mon écaillère’
‘Écaille’ means scale or shell. So probably ‘chez mon écaillère’ means at the one who sells / offers me scale and/or shell fish. So, it can be a still-life, but also a figure painting.
I don’t have a suggestion.

S1879-79, Les langoustes
Eng.: lobster; Nl.: kreeft.
I render two uncertain options:
18xx, SDbr, Les écrevisses et bouteille de vin (Crayfish and a bottle of wine), 49×65, A2004/11/03 (iR18)
18xx, Sbl, Still-life with lobster and gherkins in a glass, 15×23, Axx (iR13;iR1).
Compare: Toulouse-1886-9, Langoustes.
La Presse (1882/05/26) positively mentioned this work (iR40).

 

Antoine-Ferdinand Attendu at the Salon de la Société des Artistes Français:
Attendu also exhibited at the successor of the Salon by the Société des Artistes Français (=SdAF). Walther suggests Attendu has exhibited regularly until 1898 (R3,p645), but he also exhibited afterwards. Invaluable writes that Attendu exhibited regularly at the Salon from 1878-98 (iR17), which is not accurate.

SdAF-1880-94: La Valence !; 78x140cm
La Presse (1882/05/26) decribed it as ‘déballage d’oranges’ (Eng.: Unwrapping oranges) (iR40).
Compare SdAF-1883-56.

SdAF-1880-95: Pommes; 78x140cm
Eng.: apples.
To compare I render two smaller pictures:
1876, SDbl, Still-life with cheese and apples, 25×35, xx (iRx;iR1)
18xx, Nature morte à la pomme (Still-life with apple), 41×33, Axx (iR13;iR1)

Both SdAF-1880 works are ‘non exempts = reçus sans examen’ (Eng.: exhibiting without having passed an exam)

SdAF-1881-49: Arrivage du Mans
My first idea was that this work depicted an arrival of a ship called ‘Le Mans’ or an arrival in the city Le Mans (see Google-maps), but La Presse (1882/05/26) mentioned this in a review praising his still-lifes, so maybe this work also was a still-life rendering eggs. The review also added ‘another unpacking, this time of eggs’. (iR40). 

SdAF-1881-50: Les Victimes
Eng.: the victims. I suggest to depict this picture as a portrait, but don’t have a suggestion.

SdAF-1882-61: Chez l’armurier
Eng.: armourer; Nl.: wapensmid.
This work was just mentioned together with ‘Mon modèle’ in a review on the Salon in La Petite Presse (1882/03/27) (iR40). Note this work ‘Mon modèle’ is not mentioned in the Salon database (iR1), nor in L’Explication (iR19).
On ebay (=iR42) I found a drawing signed by Attendu and drawn after this picture he exhibited.
This drawing was published in La Presse (1882/05/26), where it was indicated as ‘fragment’ of his painting (iR40).
I also found a similar painting that is a bit extended and dated 1905: 1905, Sbl, Nature morte à l’armure, 112×194, Md Angoulême (iR126;iR1).
But because the drawing was a ‘fragment’ this could well be the original painting made in 1882, or otherwise a later copy.

SdAF-1883-55: Le chaudron (appartient à M. Charles Tissier)
Eng.: kettle; Nl.: kookketel.
Note: this is one of the few loans that Attendu exhibited at the Salon.
Compare: SdAF-1891-31, Le chaudron
=?? 18xx, Sbl, Still life with wicker basket and cooking pot, on panel, 8×10, A2023/07/13 (iR11;iR100;iR443).
Compare: 1886, Le lièvre (The hare), xx, xx (iR6;iR1). Compare: SdAF-1886-77, Le lièvre.

SdAF-1883-56, La Valence ! La belle Valence !
Eng.: Beautiful Valencia!
Le Livre des têtes de Bois (1883) mentions on page 170: ‘Ferdinand Attendu, who paints still-lifes in the line of Chardin: when you come to the Salon of 1883, which I hope, you will remarque a carriage with oranges, which will take place at the Musée de Valence.’ (iR40)
Compare: SdAF-1880-94, La Valence !.

SdAF-1884-52: Les dattes
Eng.: date; Nl.: dadel.
I don’t have a suggestion.

SdAF-1884-53: La Terrine
Eng.: tureen; Nl.: aarden pot.
1884/05/24: The American register reviewing room 25 of the Salon, wrote ‘A gem is no.53, “La Terrine,” simply a yellow basin, an iron jug, and a few eggs, of which one lies broken in the foreground.’ (iR40).
Compare: SdAF-1894-39, La terrine.
Compare:
18xx, Sbl, Still-life (straw matted chair, earthenware pot, plucked chicken, copper cauldron), 46×56, MHM Cahors (iR356;iR10)
18xx, Sbl, Still-life, 58×78, Axx (iR13;iR1).
18xx, Still-life with jug, 17×21, xx (R9,p41;iR1)

SdAF-1885-76: Le potiron
Eng.: pumpkin; Nl.: pompoen.
As uncertain options I render:
18xx, Sbr, Kitchen still-life with calabash and olives (?), xx, Axx (iR41;iR1)
18xx, Sbr, Still-life (with pumpkin and more), oil, 108×78, Gallery Saint-Martin Paris (iRx;iR10;iR1)
18xx, SDbl, still life of vegetable and fruits (pumpkin and plums), 40×85, A2022/09/24 (iR17;iR1)
18xx, Sbl, Nature morte au potiron (Still-life with pumpkin), 51×61, Md Angoulême (iR126;iR1)

SdAF-1885-77: Les Armures
Eng.: armour.
Compare: 1870-88, Still-life with armour, 37×47, MBA Rennes (iR23;iR35;iR1;M210)
=AAG-1888/02/21-20, Collection of Armor (aR14). Compare: Toulouse-1885-12, Armures.
Joconde doesn’t affirm my suggestion (iR23).

SdAF-1885-2511: Dans les champs, pastel
Eng.: in the field. So probably a landscape. I don’t have a suggestion.

SdAF-1886-55: Le chou
Eng.: cabbage; Nl.: kool.
=?? 1875, SD, Nature morte aux objets domestiques (Still life with household objects), 18×22, A2015/01/21 (iR444;iR10;iR1).

SdAF-1886-77: Le Lièvre
Eng.: hare; Nl.: haas.
To compare I give a drawing of a dead hare on a basket near a pot.

SdAF-1886-2511: Les oeufs, pastel
Eng.: the eggs.
Compare: Toulouse-1889-9, Œufs.
To compare I render:
18xx, Sbl, Eggs, 38×54, MCH Douai (iR313;iR1;M176)
and: 18xx, Sbl, Nature morte aux oeufs (Still-life with eggs), 81×54, Axx (iR13;iR1)

SdAF-1887-55: Les citrons
Eng.: lemons.

SdAF-1887-2556: Le Poulet, pastel
Eng.: chicken.
Le Monde (1887/07/25) renders a summary of no.556 of L’art, cité d’Antin, Paris, mentioning a drawing after Le Poulet (iR40); this is repeated in a later edition (1887/08/07) (iR40).
Maybe: 1866-88ca, Sbl, Still Life with Chicken, pastel, xx, Musée du Château de Lunéville (iR6;iR1).
Note: see a french article on the castle; links to the museum itself don’t seam to work.
Note: this is one of the three works of Attendu of which is in a museum (aR3).
The date is before 1866 (aR3) or before 1888 (aR4).

SdAF-1887-2557: les grenades, pastel
Eng.: the pomegranate; Nl.: granaatappel.
Compare: 18xx, Sbl, Nature morte aux grenades et au pichet vert (Still life with pomegranates and a green jug), xx, A2001/03/25 (iR18;iR1)
Compare: HD1895/05/09-58, Grenades et potiche bleue.

SdAF-1888-66: Les portugaises
Eng.: Portugese people. So probably a figure painting. I don’t have a suggestion.

SdAF-1888-2615: Le lapin de garenne (pastel)
Eng.: Wild rabbit.
Le Feu Follet (1888/06) called it a ‘superb pastel’, reviewing ‘This is serious art and great art.’ (iR40)
Compare: 18xx, Nature morte de chasse au lapin, faisan et au pigeon (Hunting still-life with Rabbit, Pheasant and Pigeon), pastel, 71×98, Axx (iR13;iR1)
Compare: S1875-47, Lapin de garenne.
Compare: HD1895/05/09-63, Lapin de Garenne, pot en grès. (pastel)

SdAF-1889-58: La dame-jeanne
Eng.: the lady Jane. Probably a dark glass spherical jug up to 50 litres in size with neck and stopper for transporting or storing drinks (wine, cider, oil); usually protected by a wicker basket (iR5), also called a carboy (iR3).
Compare:
18xx, Sbl, Kitchen still-life with wine balloon and clay jug as well as a stool and candlestick, 23×30, Axx (iR13;iR1).
18xx, Sbl, Still-life (straw matted chair, earthenware pot, plucked chicken, copper cauldron), 46×56, MHM Cahors (iR356;iR10)

SdAF-1889-2801: La dinde, pastel
Eng.: turkey.
Maybe: 1870-88ca, Still Life with Chicken, pastel, xx, Musée du Château de Lunéville (iR6;iR1).
Note: the ‘chicken’ looks quite large and could well be a (small) turkey.
Note: see a french article on the castle; links to the museum itself don’t seam to work.
Note: this is one of the three works of Attendu of which is in a museum (aR3).
The date is before 1866 (aR3) or before 1888 (aR4).

SdAF-1889-2802: le livarot, pastel
Eng.: a sort of (rond) cheese.
Compare: 1876, SDbl, Still-life with cheese and apples, 25×35, xx (iRx;iR1)

SdAF-1890-50: Coin de crémerie
Eng.: corner of the creamery; Nl. hoek van het melkhuisje.
So probably an interior. I don’t have a suggestion.
=HD1895/05/09-46, Coin de crêmerie (Salon 1890)

SdAF-1890-51: nature mort
It could be any still life. I don’t give a suggestion.

SdAF-1890-2513: l’oie, pastel
Eng.: goose. I don’t have a suggestion.

SdAF-1891-31, Le chaudron.
Eng.: The cauldron; Nl.: De kookketel.
Compare: SdAF-1883-55, Le chaudron (appartient à M. Charles Tissier)
=?? 18xx, Sbl, Still life with wicker basket and cooking pot, on panel, 8×10, A2023/07/13 (iR11;iR100;iR443).
Compare: 1886, Le lièvre (The hare), xx, xx (iR6;iR1). Compare: SdAF-1886-77, Le lièvre.

SdAF-1891-1744, Les giroflées; pastel.
Eng.: The wallflowers; NL.: De muurbloemen.
Compare: HD1895/05/09-67, Giroflées, bourriche. (pastel)

SdAF-1892-25, Nature morte.

SdAF-1893-35, Un coin de cellier.
Eng.: A corner of the cellar.

SdAF-1893-1840, Réchaud; pastel.
Eng.: Stove.
Compare: HD1895/05/09-62, Réchaud cuivre jaune, oeufs. (Salon 1893). (pastel)

Note: La Charente (1893/06/09) reviewing the exposition ‘des Beaux-Arts’ mentions a work of Attendu called ‘Le Gantaloup’ (iR40); it is unclear to which exposition it refers; probably it depicted a melon.

SdAF-1894-39, La terrine.
Eng.: The terrine.
Compare: SdAF-1884-53: La Terrine
=?? 18xx, Sbl, Still-life (straw matted chair, earthenware pot, plucked chicken, copper cauldron), 46×56, MHM Cahors (iR356;iR10)

SdAF-1894-40, Les œufs mirés.
Eng.: Miré / mirror eggs; Nl.: spiegelei.
=HD1895/05/09-49, Les oeufs mirés. (Salon 1894).

SdAF-1894-1898, Les abricots; pastel.
Eng.: Apricots.
Compare: HD1895/05/09-55, Abricots et balances.

SdAF-1895-60, Bibelots.
Eng.: Trinkets / decorative item; Nl.: snuisterij; small ornamental objects, ofte made of porcelain.

SdAF-1895-1980, A la cuisine; pastel.
Eng.: at the kitchen.

SdAF-1896-57, Nature morte.

SdAF-1896-2113, Lièvre et ramiers; pastel.
Eng.: Hare and woodpigeon.
Compare: 18xx, Nature morte de chasse au lapin, faisan et au pigeon (Hunting still-life with Rabbit, Pheasant and Pigeon), pastel, 71×98, Axx (iR13;iR1).

SdAF-1898-55, A l’office; nature morte.
Eng.: at the office.

SdAF-1903-54, Nature morte.

SdAF-1904-48, Nature morte.

SdAF-1905-41, Le poulet.
Eng.: Chicken.

 

Parisiens de Paris, 1893:
1893/03/07: Gil Blas reviewed on the first exposition of Les Parisiens de Paris held at the Durand-Ruel Gallery: ‘The best works are the Natures mortes of M. Ferdinand Attendu, paintings and pastels’ (iR40). La Petite Presse (1893/03/23) mentioned Le Grog, ‘with it’s beautiful citrons’ and a pastel showing ’two pigeons in a charming grey’ (iR40).

 

Salon des Indépendants 1893:
Antoine-Ferdinand Attendu joined the Salon des Indépendants in 1893 (R285,p122).
There was a review in La Petite Presse (1893/03/23) writing on the 6 still-lifes of Ferdinand Attendu: ‘Dont la tres sobre coloration met une note gris au milieu des rayons de soleil d’alentour. Mais avec quel plaisir on s’approche pour etudier de pres la fine execution de ce joli panier d’oignons; comme on peut dire a celui-la qu’il donne de la poesie aux choses qui n’en ont pas! J’aime aussi dans son “grog” le contraste des deux cuivres et je me sens ici devant un ami des hollandais.’ (Eng.: The very sober colouring of which adds a touch of grey to the surrounding sunshine. But what a pleasure it is to approach and study closely the fine execution of this pretty basket of onions; how one can say to this one that he gives poetry to things that have none! I also like the contrast of the two brass objects in his ‘grog’ and I feel I am standing before a friend of the Dutch.) (iR40)

9SdI-1893-57, Nature morte (le Grog).
Eng.: Grog. According to the review, it depicted two brass objects.
9SdI-1893-58, Nature morte.
9SdI-1893-59, Nature morte (les Godillots).
Eng.: soldier’s shoe / shoes for mountain hiking.
Compare: HD1895/05/09-52, Gamelle de campement et godillots.
9SdI-1893-60, Nature morte.
9SdI-1893-61, Nature morte.
9SdI-1893-62, Nature morte.

 

Salon d’Hiver:
Ferdinand Attendu joined the Salon d’Hiver from 1905-1908  (aR3; iR17). I don’t have additional information.

 

 

Attendu at regional exhibitions:
(Antoine-)Ferdinand Attendu also exhibited at several regional exhibitions, namely in Limoux, Toulouse and Blois. Invaluable writes that Attendu exhibited at the Salon du Havre from 1875-96 (iR17).

Limoux-1883, Les Oranges.
The Journal de Limoux (1883/09/16) mentioned that Attendu showed a large and beautiful painting called “Les Oranges” (iR40).

Toulouse-1885-11, Nature morte.

Toulouse-1885-12, Armures.
Eng.: Armour.
=?? 1870-88, Still-life with armour, 37×47, MBA Rennes (iR23;iR35;iR1;M210) =AAG-1888/02/21-20, Collection of Armor (aR14).
Compare: SdAF-1885-77, Les armures

Toulouse-1886-9, Langoustes.
Eng.: Lobsters.
I render two uncertain options:
18xx, SDbr, Les écrevisses et bouteille de vin (Crayfish and a bottle of wine), 49×65, A2004/11/03 (iR18)
18xx, Sbl, Still-life with lobster and gherkins in a glass, 15×23, Axx (iR13;iR1).
Compare: S1879-79: Les langoustes.

Toulouse-1886-10, Huîtres.
Eng.: Oysters.
Compare: Antoine Attendu (?), 18xx, Mussels in a porcelain bowl, (after Jacob Fopsen van Es), xx, xx (iR37).
See: S1874-45: Huîtres, etc.

Toulouse-1888-8, Melon.
Eng.: Melon.
Compare: HD1895/05/09-56, Prunes et balances.

Toulouse-1889-9, Œufs (160 francs)
Eng.: eggs.
Two very uncertain options are:
18xx, Sbl, Eggs, 38×54, MCH Douai (iR313;iR1;M176)
and: 18xx, Sbl, Nature morte aux oeufs (Still-life with eggs), 81×54, Axx (iR13;iR1)
Compare: SdAF-1886-2511: les oeufs, pastel.

Toulouse-1891-15, Melon et Prunes. (500 francs)
Eng.: Melon and plums.
Compare: 18xx, Sbl, still life of vegetable and fruits (pumpkin and plums), 40×85, A2022/09/24 (iR17)

Toulouse-1892-13, Citrons (250 francs)
Eng.: Lemons.

Blois-1893-7, Les dattes.
Eng.: Dates; Nl.: dadels.

Blois-1893-8, Les huîtres.
Eng.: Oysters.
Compare: Antoine Attendu (?), 18xx, Mussels in a porcelain bowl, (after Jacob Fopsen van Es), xx, xx (iR37).
See: S1874-45: Huîtres, etc.

Paris-1906, La Vendage
Shown at the ‘Salon de l’Exposition d’horiculture’, which was held in the ‘serres du Cours-la-Reine’ (iR40).

Monte-Carlo-1907-?, Le Poulet.
Monte-Carlo-1907-?, Armures.
Monte-Carlo-1907-?, Oranges.

Neuilly-1907
Ferdinand Attendu showed some ‘precious little still lifes’ (iR40)

Monte-Carlo-1908-?, Armures
Monte-Carlo-1908-?, Conques de Marseille

Amiens-1908
Attendu was one of the still-life painters (iR40)

Monte-Carlo-1909-?, Casque et Potiche
Monte-Carlo-1909-?, Couffe et Citrons
Le Journal (1909/01/16) mentioned Ferdinand Attendu as one of the partakers of L’Exposition Internationale de Peinture et de Sculpture de Monte-Carlo. (iR40)

 

Auction 1895:
Works of Ferdinand Attendu were auctioned (together with works of Lepic) at Hôtel Drouot 1895/05/09 (iR40,bpt6k1247562r).

Tableaux:

HD1895/05/09-46, Coin de crêmerie (Salon 1890)
=SdAF-1890-50: Coin de crémerie.
HD1895/05/09-47, Les oranges.
=?? 18xx, Sbr, La charrette d’Oranges, 168×237, A2019/04/04 (iR17)
HD1895/05/09-48, Huîtres et panier. (Cadre noir)
Eng.: Oysters and basket. (Black frame)
HD1895/05/09-49, Les oeufs mirés. (Salon 1894).
=SdAF-1894-40, Les œufs mirés.
HD1895/05/09-50, Gibier. (Lapin, canard sauvage, vanneaux)
Eng.: Game (rabbit, wild duck, lapwing). Nl.: kievit.
HD1895/05/09-51, Boîte au lait, sabots, terrine jaune.
Eng.: Milk box, hooves, yellow terrine. Nl.: klompen.
=!? 18xx, Sbl, Milk jug, clogs and yellow bowl, on panel, 23×33, A2023/07/13 (iR11;iR10)
HD1895/05/09-52, Gamelle de campement et godillots.
Eng.: Camping bowl and clogs. Nl.: Campingkom en soldatenkistjes / bergschoenen.
Compare: 9SdI-1893-59, Nature morte (les Godillots).
HD1895/05/09-53, Oignons, martinet, entonnoir.
Eng.: Onions, swift, funnel. Nl.: Uien, gierzwaluw, trechter.
HD1895/05/09-54, Raisin et cerises.
HD1895/05/09-55, Abricots et balances.
Eng.: Apricots and scales.
HD1895/05/09-56, Prunes et balances.
Eng.: Plums and scales.
HD1895/05/09-57, Balances sur billot, panier, louche cuivre jaune.
Eng.: Log scales, basket, yellow copper ladle. Nl.: Stamschubben, mand, gele koperen pollepel.
HD1895/05/09-58, Grenades et potiche bleue.
Eng.: Grenades and blue vase.
Compare: 18xx, Sbl, Nature morte aux grenades et au pichet vert (Still life with pomegranates and a green jug), xx, A2001/03/25 (iR18;iR1)
Compare: SdAF-1887-2557, Les grenades, pastel
HD1895/05/09-59, Huîtres (Cadre doré).
HD1895/05/09-60, Cor de chasse, tambourin, tambourtunisien.
Eng.: Hunting horn, tambourine, tambourtunisien.
HD1895/05/09-61, Lapin, vanneaux, bouteille en paille.
Eng.: Rabbit, lapwing, straw bottle. Nl.: Konijn, kievit, rieten fles.

Pastels:
HD1895/05/09-62, Réchaud cuivre jaune, oeufs. (Salon 1893). (pastel)
Eng.: Yellow copper stove, eggs.
=SdAF-1893-1840, Réchaud; pastel.
HD1895/05/09-63, Lapin de Garenne, pot en grès. (pastel)
Eng.: Wild rabbit, stoneware pot.
HD1895/05/09-64, Plaine de Nanterre. Paysage. (pastel)
Eng.: Plane of Nanterre. Landscape.
HD1895/05/09-65, Chrysanthème. Conque verte. (pastel)
Eng.: Chrysanthemum. Green conch. Nl.: Chrysant. Groene schelp.
HD1895/05/09-66, Faisan et pigeons. (pastel)
=?? 18xx, Sbl, Nature morte avec pigeons et faisan (Still life with pigeons and pheasant), 35×80, A2023/01/28 (iR17;iR10)
HD1895/05/09-67, Giroflées, bourriche. (pastel)
Eng.: Wallflower, stuffing box. Nl.: Muurbloem, langwerpige mand of korf (voor wild, oesters, vis).
Compare: SdAF-1891-1744, Les giroflées; pastel
HD1895/05/09-68, Les Bondons. (pastel)
This pastel probably depicts the village Les Bondons which lies 635km south-east of Paris (iR9)
HD1895/05/09-69, Mouette et vanneaux. (pastel)
Eng.: Seagulls and lapwings.

 

 

Titles of works auctioned more recently:

1876, Les écrevisses et bouteille de vin (Crayfish and a bottle of wine), 49×65, A2004/11/03 (iR13)

18xx, Still-life with an oil lamp, 62×92, A1991/10/17 (iR13)

18xx, Still-life with oysters, 46×54, A1990/07/05 (iR13)

 

 

 

Recommanded citation: “Antoine-Ferdinand Attendu, an account of his exhibited art-works. Last modified 2024/06/07.  https://www.impressionism.nl/attendu-account/.”