Levert, account

Jean-Baptiste-Léopold Levert

(1828-1882 ca.)

Account

of his exhibited works

 

 

Introduction:
Jean-Baptiste-Léopold Levert exhibited 4x at the ‘impressionist’ expositions (in 1874 / 76 / 77 / 80). In total he exhibited at least 27 works, including at least 2 etchings. One title is repeated 2x and two titles are repeated 1 time, so Levert exhibited at least 23 unique works. 7 of them return in the posthumes catalogue of the auction at Hôtel Drouot 1883/02/26 (=HD1883/02/26-x).

 

General overview 1874:

  • catalogue numbers 84 – 86
  • so in total Levert (Jean-Baptiste-Léopold) exhibited 3 works ;
    • 3x an indication of place
    • 0x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 0x a loan
  • Moffett doesn’t give one suggestion what actual works Levert exhibited (R2,p121), nor does Berson (R90II,p9)

1874 catalogue: (R2,p121; iR1)

1IE-1874-84, Bords de l’Essonne
Eng.: boards of d’Essonne. The same title as 3IE-1876-97 and 5IE-1880-105 and also of PA1883-58. The river l’Essonne streams south of Paris and west of the Fontainebleau forest, see map. Berson refers to the review of De Montifaud, who just mentions him as one of the marine painters (R90I,p30).

1IE-1874-85, Le Moulin de Touviaux
Eng.: the mill at Touviaux. The same title as 3IE-1877-85. I can’t find a place called Touviaux. Maybe it must be spelled Touviau and does it lie in Malesherbes, see the title of PA1883-1 in the posthumes catalogue below. Berson refers to the review of Carjat: (1874/04/27) ‘M. Levert exhibits two landscapes: … le Moulin de Touviaux, charming with clair-obscure and a melancholic impression.’ (R90I,p14) .

1IE-1874-86, Près d’Auvers
Eng.: near Auvers. Auvers-sur-Oise lies about 34km north-west of Paris, see map. Berson refers to the review of Carjat: (1874/04/27) ‘M. Levert exhibits two landscapes: “Près d’Anvers” (sic), a very clear, a very colourful and richly treated study;’ (R90I,p14) .

 

General overview 1876:

  • catalogue numbers 93 – 101
  • so in total Levert exhibited 9 works ;
    • 9x an indication of place; 4 from Portrieux
    • 0x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 0x a loan
  • Moffett doesn’t give one suggestion what actual works Levert exhibited (R2,p162), nor does Berson, who doesn’t mention him at all, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p39)

1876 catalogue: (R2,p162; iR1)

2IE-1876-93, Vue de Portrieux
Eng.: view on Portrieux. Portrieux is a harbour town north-west of the peninsula of Bretagne, see map.

2IE-1876-94, Plage de Portrieux
Eng.: beach of Portrieux. The same title as PA1883-13.

2IE-1876-95, Port de Portrieux
Eng.: the harbour of Portrieux. Compare: ‘Un port de mer’ (21×30), from the psothumes 1918/11 auction of Degas his collection.

2IE-1876-96, La Jetée de Portrieux
Eng.: the jetty of Portrieux.

2IE-1876-97, Bords de l’Essonne
Eng.: boards d’Essonne. The same title as 1IE-1874-84 and 5IE-1880-105.

2IE-1876-98, Maison à Vaulry (Limousin)
Eng.: a house in Vaulry (Limousin). The same title as PA1883-25+47. Vaulry lies in the middle of France, north-west of Limoges, see map.

2IE-1876-99, La ferme de Saint-Marc
Eng.: the farm in Saint-Marc. The same title as 5IE-1880-106. Saint-Marc lies in the middle of France, east of Limoges, see map.

2IE-1876-100, Vue prise à Buttier
Eng.: view taken from Buttier. PA1883-95 has a title called ‘l’église de Butier. So I suppose Buttier or Butier is a name for a place. But I can’t find informatie on  a place with this name. There is a place called Buthiers (see map) that lies opposite site of the Essonne of Malherbes, a place where Levert died paint also.

2IE-1876-101, Le chemin vert à Noiseau
Eng.: the green road at Noiseau. Noiseau lies south-east of Paris, see map. Compare: HD1883/02/26-100 — Chemin de Noiseau, wc/dr.

 

General overview 1877:

  • catalogue numbers 80 – 85
  • so in total Levert (Jean-Baptiste-Léopold) exhibited 6 works ;
    • 5x an indication of place
    • 0x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 2x a study (no. 81+84)
    • 0x a loan
  • Moffett doesn’t give one suggestion what actual works Levert exhibited (R2,p204/5), nor does Berson (R90II,p75).

1877 catalogue: (R2,p204/5; iR1)

3IE-1877-80, Paysage du Limousin
Eng.: landscape in Limousin. Limousin is a region in the middle of France. Compare 2IE-1876-98. Berson refers to the review of Jacques (1877/04/11): ‘I do not wish to linger …, nor in the Limousin, despite the perfection of the rendering, in the company of Mr. Levert,’ (R90I,p156) .

3IE-1877-81, Étude à Malesherbes
Eng.: study in Malesherbes. Malesherbes is probably a spot in Paris, see map or a town south-west of the Fontainebleau forest, see map. Berson refers to the review of Bigot (1877/04/28): ‘there is grace and light in the Étude à Malesherbes of Mr. Levert (no.81); I would not be surprised if both of them (=levert + Maureau) were capable of doing better. I doubt that they are, in principle, incorrigible impressionists.’ (R90I,p134).

3IE-1877-82, Route sur le plateau de Fontenay
Eng.: Road on the plateau of Fontenay. Fontenay-sous-Bois lies a few kilometers east of Paris, see map. Levert lived there from 18 – xx (R2;iR1).

3IE-1877-83, Sablonnière, forêt de Fontainebleau
Eng.: Sandpit / sanding pad, forest of Fontainebleau. The same title as PA1883-23. The forest of Fontainebleau lies south-east of Paris and is famous for the Barbizon-painters who lived and painted here, see map.

3IE-1877-84, Étude de forêt
Eng.: Study of a forest.

3IE-1877-85, Moulin de Touviaux
Eng.: Mill at Touviaux. The same title as 1874-85. Moulin de Touviau (sic) was also in the posthumes catalogue; there it is indicated as lying in Malherbes, compare no.83.

 

General overview 1880:

  • catalogue numbers 105 – 112
    No. 112 contained of at least two etchings
  • so in total L. Levert exhibited at least 9 works ;
    • 7x an indication of place
    • 0x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 0x a loan
  • Moffett doesn’t give one suggestion what actual works Levert exhibited (R2,p312), nor does Berson (R90II,p151).

1880 catalogue: (R2,p312;R90I,p261;iR1)

5IE-1880-105, Bords de l’Esonne (sic)
Eng.: board d’Essonne. The same title as  1IE-1874-84  and 2IE-1876-97. 

5IE-1880-106, La ferme de Saint-Marc
Eng.: the farm in Saint-Marc. The same title as 2IE-1876-99.

5IE-1880-107, Chaumières à Carteret
Eng.: thatched cottages (hut / house with a reed roof) in Carteret. The same title as PA1883-45. Carteret lies south-west of the peninsula of Normandie, see map.

5IE-1880-108, Plaine de Barbizon
Eng.: a plain in Barbizon. Barbizon lies west of the Fontainebleau forest and is famous for the Barbizon-painters lived and painted here, see map.

5IE-1880-109, Une plâtrière à Fontenay-sous-Bois
Eng.: ?a plasterer / plasterwork in Fontenay-sous-Bois. See 1877-82.

5IE-1880-110, Plaine de la Brie
5IE-1880-111, Plaine de la Brie
Eng. plain in Brie. The same title as PA1883-6. Brie lies east-south of Paris, see map.

5IE-1880-112, Cadre d’eaux-fortes
Eng.: framework with etchings. Berson refers to the review of Elie de Mont (1880/04/20): ‘Mr. Levert hardly ever regains his sanity unless he is making etchings.’ Probably he also mentions that Levert is ‘preoccupied with Millet’ (R90I,p302).

 

 

Catalogue of the posthumes sale of Léopold Levert his works: (aR2)
In 1883/02/26 there was a posthumes sale of Léopold his works. In the catalogue there were 61 paintings listed(no.1-60bis) and at least 63 drawings and watercolours (=wc/dr=no.61-119 + no.146 containing at least 4 works). I rearrange the sequence per location (alphabetical) and per topic.
There were also more than 29 works sold made by others (no.120-145, the last number containing at least 4 works).

 

Region of Brie:
This region lies about 20 à 25km east-south of Paris. There are several places ending with Brie.

5IE-1880-110, Plaine de la Brie
5IE-1880-111, Plaine de la Brie
HD1883/02/26-6 — Plaine de Brie
HD1883/02/26-83 — Plaine de la Brie, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-53 — Chemin dans la plaine de Brie
HD1883/02/26-85 — Chemin dans les plaines de Brie, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-82 — Village de Pontault (Brie) , wc/dr; See map.

HD1883/02/26-108 — Meule de blé dans la Brie, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-29 — Près Sucy-en-Brie; See map.

2IE-1876-101, Le chemin vert à Noiseau
HD1883/02/26-100 — Chemin de Noiseau, wc/dr
Noiseau lies 25km south-east of Paris, see map.

 

Fontainebleau:
Fontainebleau (see map) lies in the middle of the Fontainebleau forest, which is famous for the school of Barbizon.

HD1883/02/26-5 — Forêt de Fontainebleau
HD1883/02/26-20 — Forêt de Fontainebleau.
HD1883/02/26-21 — Forêt de Fontainebleau
HD1883/02/26-27 — Forêt de Fontainebleau

3IE-1877-83, Sablonnière, forêt de Fontainebleau, wc/dr
HD1883/02/26-23 — Sablonnière à Fontainebleau

HD1883/02/26-63 — Dormoir des Gorges d’Apremont (forêt de Fontainebleau) , wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-75 — Rochers à Fontainebleau, wc/dr
HD1883/02/26-80 — Rocher singulier (forêt de Fontainebleau), wc/dr

1IE-1874-85, Le Moulin de Touviaux
3IE-1877-85, Moulin de Touviaux
HD1883/02/26-1- Moulin de Touviau (Malesherbes)

3IE-1877-81, Étude à Malesherbes
Probably south-west of Fontainebleau, see map

2IE-1876-100, Vue prise à Buttier
HD1883/02/26-95 — L’Église de Butier, wc/dr
There is a place called Buthiers (see map) that lies opposite site of the Essonne of Malherbes, a place where Levert did paint also. Maybe this is the same place.

HD1883/02/26-30 – A Courances.
HD1883/02/26-101 — Souvenir de Courances, wc/dr
Courances lies west of Fontainebleau, see map.

5IE-1880-108, Plaine de Barbizon
Barbizon lies a bit east of Courances, see map.

HD1883/02/26-11 —Village dans le Gâtinais
Le Gâtinais is now a natural reserve parc west of Fontainebleau, see map

HD1883/02/26-76 — Village d’Oncy, wc/dr
École d’Oncy lies west of Fontainebleau, a little east of the Essonne river, see map.

1IE-1874-84, Bords de l’Essonne
2IE-1876-97, Bords de l’Essonne
5IE-1880-105, Bords de l’Esonne (sic)
HD1883/02/26-58 — Bords de l’Essonne, wc/dr
HD1883/02/26-65 — Bords de l’Essonne (Loiret) , wc/dr
The river l’Essonne streams south of Paris and west of the Fontainebleau forest, see map.

 

Fontenay-sous-Bois:
Fontenay-sous-Bois lies 13km east of Paris. Levert lived here in 1876 / 77 / 80 at the Rue Dalayrac, 53, see map. Neuilly-sur-Marne lies 5km east of Fontenay.  The Marne streams south of Fontenay.

HD1883/02/26-26 — Fontenay-sous-Bois,
HD1883/02/26-88 — A Fontenay-sous-Bois, wc/dr
HD1883/02/26-33 — Village de Fontenay-sous-Bois
HD1883/02/26-41 — Fontenay-sous-Bois ; effet de neige .
HD1883/02/26-55 — Près de Fontenay

3IE-1877-82, Route sur le plateau de Fontenay
HD1883/02/26-43 — Chemin à Fontenay-sous-Bois.
HD1883/02/26-94 — Dans les chemins de Fontenay-sous-Bois, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-68 — Le Vieux Moulin de Fontenay-sous-Bois, wc/dr

5IE-1880-109, Une plâtrière à Fontenay-sous-Bois
HD1883/02/26-18 — Four à plâtre, à Fontenay-sous-Bois
Eng.: Plaster oven at Fontenay-sous-Bois
HD1883/02/26-103 — Four à plâtre de Neuilly-sur-Marne, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-104 — Cour de ferme à Neuilly-sur-Marne, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-38 — Bords de la Marne.
HD1883/02/26-109 — Bords de la Marne, wc/dr

 

Region of Limousin:
Limousin was a former region in the middle of France (see info) with Limoges (see map) as capital . Vaulry lies 30km north-west of Limoges. Saint-Marc lies about 80km east of Limoges. Note: Renoir was born in Limoges.

HD1883/02/26-8 — Maison dans le Limousin
2IE-1876-98, Maison à Vaulry (Limousin)
HD1883/02/26-25 — Maison à Vaulry (Limousin)
HD1883/02/26-47 — Maison à Vaulry (Limousin)

HD1883/02/26-40 — Chemin à Vaulry.

2IE-1876-99, La ferme de Saint-Marc
5IE-1880-106, La ferme de Saint-Marc

HD1883/02/26-17 — Étang de Rounat (Limousin)
I couldn’t find this lake.

3IE-1877-80, Paysage du Limousin
HD1883/02/26-36 — Paysage du Limousin.
HD1883/02/26-77 — Paysage Limousin, wc/dr
HD1883/02/26-105 — Paysage Limousin, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-98 — Souvenir du Limousin, wc/dr

 

Melun:
Melun lies 50km south-east of Paris, see map. Note: Rouart had a house in Melun.

HD1883/02/26-9 — Plaine près Melun

HD1883/02/26-12 — Près Melun

HD1883/02/26-19 — Église Saint-Aspais (Melun)
See map.

 

In Paris:

HD1883/02/26-49 — Lisière du bois Notre-Dame.

HD1883/02/26-102 — Hutte de charbonnier dans les bois Notre-Dame, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-99 — Au Vieux Montmartre, wc/dr

 

Region of Paris:

HD1883/02/26-96 — Parc du Raincy, wc/dr
Le Raincy lies 16km east-north of Paris, see map.

HD1883/02/26-62 — Ile Saint-Denis, wc/dr
L’Île Saint-Denis, lies in the Seine, just north of Paris, see map.
HD1883/02/26-64 — Bateaux, Ile Saint-Denis, wc/dr
HD1883/02/26-71 — Paysage à l’Ile Saint-Denis, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-12 — Villeneuve
Villeneuve-la-Garenne lies at the left / south board of the Seine, just south of l ‘Île Saint-Denis, see map. Note: Sisley had painted here in 1872.

HD1883/02/26-16 — A Montigny.
Montigny-lès-Cormeilles lies 25km north-west of Paris, see map.
HD1883/02/26-51 — A Cormeilles.
HD1883/02/26-97 — Montigny-lès-Cormeilles, wc/dr

 

Pontoise:
Pontoise lies about 35km north-east of Paris, see map. Pissarro and others from the School of Pontoise lived and/or worked here. Auvers-sur-Oise lies 6km north-east of Pontoise. Art-collector Gachet lived there.

1IE-1874-86, Près d’Auvers
HD1883/02/26-89 — Printemps près d’Auvers, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-15 — Plateau de Pontoise.
HD1883/02/26-14 — Près Pontoise.
HD1883/02/26-39 — Près Pontoise.

 

The Brittany peninsula and Portrieux:
See also 2IE-1876-93-96. Note: Boudin also did paint in Portrieux.

HD1883/02/26-42 — Portrieux
HD1883/02/26-46 — Souvenir de Portrieux.
2IE-1876-93, Vue de Portrieux
HD1883/02/26-56 — Rade de Portrieux.
Eng. : the harbour of Portrieux
2IE-1876-95, Port de Portrieux
2IE-1876-96, La Jetée de Portrieux
HD1883/02/26-7 — Le Phare de Portrieux
Eng. : the lighthouse at Portrieux
2IE-1876-94, Plage de Portrieux
HD1883/02/26-13 — Plage de Portrieux.

HD1883/02/26-61 — La Grève Saint-Marc (Côtes-du-Nord) , wc/dr
Eng.: the strike Saint-Marc (the meaning stays unclear). Côtes-du-Nord is the northern region of Brittany, see map. I couldn’t find a place called Saint-Marc over there.

HD1883/02/26-35 — Plage de Pleneuf.
HD1883/02/26-37 — Rochers à Pléneuf.
Pléneuf-Val-André lies in this same region, see map.

HD1883/02/26-81 — Paysage breton, wc/dr

 

Other places:

5IE-1880-107, Chaumières à Carteret
HD1883/02/26-45 — Chaumière à Carteret.
Carteret lies south-west of the peninsula of Normandie, see map.

HD1883/02/26-52 — A Orival.
Orival lies 130km west of Paris, see map.

HD1883/02/26-32 — Village d’Orny.
Orny lies 350km east of Paris, see map.
HD1883/02/26-34 — Rivière d’Orny.

 

Along Rivers in France:

HD1883/02/26-54 — Chemin à Chambon dans la Meuse
There are several places in France called Chambon. But I couldn’t find one along the river Meuse.

HD1883/02/26-3 — Bords de l’Indre
The Indre is a river that mouths in the Loire, in the middle of France, see map.

HD1883/02/26-91 — Dans la Creuse, wc/dr
The Creuse is a river in the middle of France (see info). Armand Guillaumin often painted here.
HD1883/02/26-93 — Moulin à eau dans la Creuse, wc/dr

 

Topics without location:

HD1883/02/26-67 — Paysage, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-73 — Soleil couchant, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-87 — Effet d’orage, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-110 — A l’abreuvoir, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-44 — Souvenir de 1870.
HD1883/02/26-107 — Souvenir de 1870, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-2 — Chemin en forêt
HD1883/02/26-10 — Chemin montant…
HD1883/02/26-59— Chemin de Cieux (étude)
HD1883/02/26-60 bis. — Chemin de Cieux

HD1883/02/26-114 — Dans la plaine, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-116 — En campagne, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-24 — Dans les bois
HD1883/02/26-113 — Dans les bois en automne, wc/dr
HD1883/02/26-50 — En forêt.
HD1883/02/26-115 — En forêt, wc/dr
3IE-1877-84, Étude de forêt

HD1883/02/26-4 — Sous bois
HD1883/02/26-31 — Sous bois.
HD1883/02/26-119 — Sous bois, wc/dr
HD1883/02/26-60 — Sous bois au printemps .

HD1883/02/26-48 — Paysage au bord de l’eau
HD1883/02/26-66 — Bords d’un étang, wc/dr
HD1883/02/26-72 — Petit Pont dans un parc, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-78 — Le Vieux Pont ; paysage , wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-22 — Le Vieux Moulin
HD1883/02/26-90 — Un Vieux Moulin, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-92 — Carrière abandonnée, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-106 — Vieille Chaumière, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-111 — Vieux Fossé, wc/dr
Eng.: old gorge / hole.

HD1883/02/26-28 — Val armé
Eng.: armoured valley

 

HD1883/02/26-57 — Nature morte

HD1883/02/26-70 — Le Vin doux, wc/dr

 

HD1883/02/26-69 — Costume de théâtre, wc/dr
HD1883/02/26-84—Figure d’acteur, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-74 — Le Calvaire, wc/dr
HD1883/02/26-86 — Éclaireur à cheval, wc/dr
HD1883/02/26-118 — Fantassin en tirailleur, wc/dr
Eng.: Foot soldier as a skirmisher; Nl.: Voetsoldaat als vechtersbaas.

HD1883/02/26-79 — La Fille du marin, wc/dr

HD1883/02/26-117 — Figures Louis XIII, wc/dr

 

 

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