Ottin, Léon, account

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Léon-Auguste Ottin (1836-1918)

Account

 

 

Introduction:
On this page you will find an account of the works Léon-Auguste Ottin exhibited at the 1st and 2nd ‘impressionist’ exposition and at the Salon. There will be references to the auction of 1891/12/16 notified as ‘A1891-x’ (aR15). See also the pictures of his watercolours (and that of his father Auguste) and of his stained glass windows.

 

Léon Ottin at the first ‘impressionist’ exposition 1874:

  • catalogue numbers 129 – 135
  • so in total Léon-Auguste Ottin exhibited 7 works ; maybe one work was a curtain (no. 132). One work was a litho (no. 133).
    • 2x an indication of place
    • 0x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 1x a study (no. 135)
    • 1x a loan (no. 134)
  • Adhémar (R87,p248), nor Moffett (R2,p122) nor Berson (R90II,p11) give suggestions.

Reviews:
Burty (1874/04/25) ‘The more moderate and no less valiant works of Messrs. Colin, Rouart, Boudin, Lépine, Ottin fils or de Nittis, the watercolours of Mr. Lepic, show how much is to be expected from this school. (R87,p262)

1874 catalogue: (R2,p122;R87,p248;R90I,p7;iR1)

1IE-1874-129        Après la messe à la campagne
Eng.: After the mass in the countryside. Berson refers to a review of de Malte.

1IE-1874-130        Au château (Sannois)
Eng.:  at the castle (Sannois). Louis Leroy cals this work ‘a study … very bright and very fine’ (R87,p260;iR4). Sannois lies 20km north-west of Paris, north of Argenteuil (iR9). Nowadays there is not a castle, but there is an avenue du Château, so maybe there was a castle in former days.

1IE-1874-131        La butte Montmartre, versant sud
Eng.: the Montmartre hill, going south. Louis Leroy (1874/0425) cals this work ‘quite delicate in tone’ (R1,p320;R87,p260). Philippe Burty (1874/04/25) cals it a ‘charming summit study’ (R87,p262). Note: in 1876 Léon Ottin will exhibit many works depicting Montmartre. See also his watercolours.

1IE-1874-132        La fête chez Thérèse, projet de rideau de théâtre
Eng.: The feast at Thérèse, theatre curtain project. Berson omits this work, which means there were no reviews (R90,p11).

1IE-1874-133        Une bergerie sans moutons, lithographie
Eng.: A sheepfold without sheep, lithograph. Berson omits this work, which means there were no reviews (R90,p11).

1IE-1874-134        At home ; appartient à  M.T.N.
The English title does assume that T.N. was an Englishman. Berson omits this work, which means there were no reviews (R90,p11).

1IE-1874-135        Mariette, tête d’étude
Eng.: Mariette, study of a head. Berson omits this work, which means there were no reviews (R90,p11).

 

Léon Ottin at the 2nd ‘impressionist’ exposition 1876:

  • catalogue numbers 183 – 196 = 14 numbers
  • number 195 contains 7 and number 196 3 works
  • so in total Léon-Auguste Ottin exhibited 22 works ;
    • 17x an indication of place (11, actually 12, of Butte Montmartre)
    • 4x an indication of time, season or weather
    • 0x a study
    • 2x a loan (no. 1876-193 + 196-2)
  • nor Moffett (R2,p164) nor Berson (R90II,p43) give suggestions.

Reviews:
L’Audience (1876/04/09) reviewed: ‘the Butte de Montmartre has found in Mr. Ottin the younger, is a faithful interpreter, whose brushwork traces the original points, la Maison-Rouge, for example, la rue du Mont-Cenis, la tour Solférino, etc.’ (R90I,p53).

1876 catalogue: (R2,p163/4;R90I,p50/51;iR1)

2IE-1876-183        La maison bleue (butte Montmartre)
Eng.: the blue house. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43). Compare a painting from the 1891 auction: A1891-9 — La Baraque bleue, rue Saint-André.

2IE-1876-184        Mont Cassin, versant sud (Butte Montmartre)
An unknown top / mountain in Montmartre. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).

2IE-1876-185        En plein soleil, versant sud (Butte Montmartre)
Eng.: In full sunlight, going south. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).

2IE-1876-186        Sur le versant nord (Butte Montmartre)
Eng.: On the northern slope. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).

2IE-1876-187        Le Plateau de la Butte
Probably a more horizontal part of Montmartre. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43). Compare a painting from the 1891 auction: A1891-5 — Le Plateau de la butte en 1872.

2IE-1876-188        La maison Lorcinier (Butte Montmartre) ; appartient à M.L…
Un unknown house. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).

2IE-1876-189        La rue du Mont-Cenis (Butte Montmartre).
See watercolours. Berson refers to a review in L’Audience, which refers to no. 189 or 195-3 (R90II,p43), where only the title is mentioned.

2IE-1876-190        Retraite de Russie, versant ouest (Butte Montmartre)
Eng.: a Russian retreating, going west. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).

2IE-1876-191        La maison rouge, l’Abreuvoir (Butte Montmartre)
Berson refers to a review in L’Audience (R90II,p43), where only the title is mentioned. There is a Rue de l’Abreuvoir in Montmartre. I doubt it if there still is a watering place. At the 1891 auction there was a painting with a similar title: A1891-15 — L’Abreuvoir.

2IE-1876-192        Petit rue Saint-Denis (Butte Montmartre)
Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43). There is a Rue Saint-Denis at the edge of the 1er and 2e arrondissement in Paris, but I can’t find one in Montmartre. At the auction of 1891 there were 2 paintings with a similar title: A1891-16 — Petite-Rue Saint-Denis, dans le haut; A1891-17 — Petite-Rue Saint-Denis, dans le bas.

2IE-1876-193        La tour Solferino (Butte Montmartre) ; Appartient à Mme O.
Berson refers to a review in L’Audience (R90II,p43), where only the title is mentioned.The meaning is unclear. This painting was auctioned in 1891: A1891-14 — La Tour Solférino.

2IE-1876-194        Au cimetière (Butte Montmartre)
For the location see. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).

2IE-1876-195        7 pièces :
2IE-1876-195-1  1e Le sommet, orage. 
Eng.: the peak, storm. Maybe the peak of the Montmartre hill. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).
2IE-1876-195-2  2e Le sommet, brouillard sur Paris. 
Eng.: The peak, mist over Paris. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).
2IE-1876-195-3  3e Rue du Mont-Cenis
The Rue du Mont-Cenis lies in the 18e arrondissement Clignancourt. Berson refers to a review in L’Audience, which refers to no. 189 or 195-3 (R90II,p43), where only the title is mentioned.
2IE-1876-195-4  4e L’observatoire à 10 cent
Maybe the Observatoire de Paris or the observatoire de Sorbonne in Paris. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).
2IE-1876-195-5  5e Village Kabyle
An unknown village. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).
2IE-1876-195-6  6e D’un balcon, soleil couchée. 
Eng.: from a balcony, setting sun. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).
2IE-1876-195-7  7e Entre les rues des Carrières et Marcadet. 
 Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43). Probably where the Rue Marcadet and the Rue Eugène Carrière cross in the 18e arrondissement Clignancourt, see map.

2IE-1876-196        3 pièces :
2IE-1876-196-1  1e Le parc
Eng.: the park. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).
2IE-1876-196-2  2e Auvergne ; Appartient à M. And. Gill
The Auvergne is a region in France. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).
2IE-1876-196-3  3e De la rue Ordener. 
The rue Ordener lies also in the 18e arrondissement Clignancourt in Paris. Berson leaves out this work, which means there were no reviews (R90II,p43).

 

Léon-Auguste Ottin at the Salon

 

S1861- 2409 Portrait de M. P…
Probably his debut at the Salon.

SdR1863-289, rue Saint-Jacques ; de Delaroche
Note: Léon Ottin was a pupil of Paul Delaroche, so maybe this is a copy of a work of Delaroche. The Rue Saint-Jacques lies in Paris.

SdR1863-432 Portrait de M. L.
A portrait of a man.

SdR1863-433 Portrait de madame O.
A portrait of a woman.

SdR1863-434 Une église de campagne ; étude
Eng.: a church in the countryside; studie. Compare: L. Ottin, 1856, Vue intérieure de l’église Jouy-le-Comte, wc, 25×35, BNF (iR40;iR6;iR10;iR48).

S1864- 1459 Portrait de M. A. A…, artiste dramatique
Portrait of a man.

S1864- 3286 Le donneur de trompe, valet de chiens ; Ouvrages non admis au concours des récompenses. Peinture
Eng.: (?) the trunk donor, servant of the dogs; works not admitted to the awards competition; painting. Probably 2 different works.

S1865-1630 Entre ciel et terre
Eng.: between earth and sky.

S1866- 1470 Vénus
One of the rare mythological themes of Léon Ottin.

S1867- 1162 Concert à l’atelier
Eng.: concert in the studie.

S1868-1894 *Les deux sœurs
Eng.: two sisters.

S1868-1895 *Après le bain
Eng.: after the bath

S1869-1836 Madelaine (Voir aux Dessins, etc.)
A portrait of a woman.

S1869-3011 La roue de la fortune ; vitrail (Voir à la Peinture)
Eng.: The wheel of fortune; stained glass window.

S1870-3877 Décollation de sainte Barbe ; vitrail
Part of the Saint-Quentin basilique?

S1870-3878 Mélancolie, allégorie ; vitrail
Part of the Saint-Quentin basilique?

S1870-x Collégiale de Saint Quentin. Restauration des légendes des saintes Catherine et Barbe
Additional info: Monuments publics ; Saint-Quentin, basilique (iR1).

S1870-x Restauration d’un vitrail représentant l’arbre de Jessé ;
Monuments publics ; Châtillon-sur-Seine (Côte d’Or), église Saint-Nicolas.
Additional info: Cette notice n’est pas numérotée et apparaît p. 753 du livret. Monuments publics – Ouvrages exécutés ou placés dans les Monuments publics depuis le précédent Salon, et qui, par leur nature, ne peuvent figurer à l’Exposition. (iR1)
Compare: 1872-x-2.

S1872-x Eglise Saint-Nicolas, à Châtillon-sur-Seine (Côte-d’Or) : /
S1872-x-1, Restauration de la Légende de saint Jacques ;
S1872-x-2, restauration de L’Arbre de Jessé.
Compare S1870-x
Additional info: Monuments publics. Cette notice n’est pas numérotée et apparaît p. 337 du livret (iR1).

S1875-1570 La butte Montmartre, le matin Peinture
Compare 1874-131 and many other works exhibited at the 2nd ‘impressionist’ exposition. This painting was part of the 1891 auction: A1891-1 — Sur la butte Montmartre (Exposition de 1875). Though this work was a painting, compare the same theme in his watercolours.

S1876-x Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Cléry (Loiret) : (4) vitraux.
Additional info: Monuments publics; Cette notice n’est pas numérotée et apparaît p. 537 du livret.

S1876-x-1 Le voeu de Dieppe /
Eng.: The wish of Dieppe.

S1876-x-2 Installation du roi Louis le onzième comme premier chanoine de Cléry /
Eng.: Installation of King Louis the 11th as the first canon of Cléry.

S1876-x-3 L’Adoration des bergers /
Eng.: the adoration of the Sheppards. A biblical theme.

S1876-x-4 Attaque du pont de Meung par Jeanne D’arc [Jeanne d’Arc] ;
Eng.: Attack of the Meung bridge by Jeanne D’arc. A historical theme.

S 1879-4294-1 Donateurs avec leurs patrons, saint Roland et saint Georges ;
S1879-4294-2 Donateurs avec leurs patrons, saint Mathieu et sainte Adélaide ; vitraux
Eng.: Donors with their patrons, Saint Roland and Saint George; Saint Matthew and Saint Adelaide; stained glass windows.

S 1879-x Hôtel-Dieu de Beaune (Côte-d’Or). /
Grande salle : crucifixion ; Mater dolorosa ; verrière ;
Additional info: Monuments publics ; Cette notice n’est pas numérotée et apparaît p. 534 du livret.

Salon de la Société des Artistes français:

(Léon-Auguste Ottin was a member.)

S1881-3230 Vacances en Normandie ; sept aquarelles
Probably 7 watercolours made during his holidays in Normandie. Léon Ottin will exhibit many watercolours. Compare works from the 1891 auction: A1891-115 à 129 – Quatre-vingt-huit aquarelles, bords de la mer : Étretat, le Tréport, Yport, Courseulles, et divers.

S1882- 3688 Promenade au bord d’un canal, d’après Leys ; peinture sur verre
Eng.: walk along the canal, after Leys; painting on glass

S1882- 3689 Les cantons suisses et leurs alliés ; peinture sur verre
Eng.: The Swiss cantons and their allies; painting on glass.

S1883- 3079 Le placet ; vitrail
Eng.: (?) the plot or: the petition; stained glass window

S1883- 3080 Carnaval ; vitrail
Eng. carnaval; stained glass window

S1884-3063 L’Ecu de la ville de Bâle, d’après Holbein ; vitrail
Eng.: the shield of the town of Bâle, after Holbein; stained glass window.

S1884-3064 Quatre aquarelles : /
Maybe 4 watercolours on shipping and waterviews.
S1884-3064-1. Dans le petit ris. /
Eng.: In the little reef.
S1884-3064-2. Navire sur le chantier. /
Eng.: vessel on site.
S1884-3064-3. La berge du quai Voltaire. /
Eng.: the bank of the Quai Voltaire. the Quai Voltaire is at the other side of the Seine opposite the Louvre in Paris.
S1884-3064-4. Les bains de la Frégate
Eng.: The baths of the Frigate

S1885- 1892 *Intérieur finlandais
Eng.: Finnish Interior

S1885- 3080 Deux aquarelles : /
Two bridges leading to the Île de la Cité.
S1885- 3080-1 Le Pont-Neuf /
See watercolours.
S1885- 3080-2 Le Pont-au-Change
See map.

S1886- 3206 Portrait de Mlle Albertine L… ; aquarelle
Portrait of a woman.

S1886- 3207 Le Pont-Neuf ; aquarelle
See watercolours.

S1887- 3309 *La berge du quai du Louvre, pendant les travaux de reconstitution en 1886 ; aquarelle
Eng.: The bank of the Quai du Louvre, during the construction works in 1886; watercolour. See map. Also at the 1891 auction: A1891-42 — La Berge du quai du Louvre (Exposition de 1887).

S1888- 3444 *La route de Vaucotte, à Yport ; aquarelle
Eng.: the road to Vaucotte at Yport. Vaucotte lies about 37km north of Le Havre at the Normandie coast.

S1890- 3212 Le Pont Neuf du port au charbon à Paris ; aquarelle
Eng.: the Pont-Neuf (bridge) at the coal harbour in Paris; watercolour. Compare 2 paintings from the 1891 auction: A1891-2 — La Cité du Port au charbon + A1891-6 — Le Pont-Neuf, du quai des Orfèvres. Compare: A1891-115 à 129 – Quatre-vingt-huit aquarelles, bords de la mer : Étretat, le Tréport, Yport, Courseulles, et divers.

S1890- 3213 Le lavoir, à l’Isle-Adam ; aquarelle
Eng.: the washhouse at L’Isle-Adam; watercolour. L’Isle-Adam lies about 60km north-west of Paris, north of Pontoise.

S1896- 4308 L’arbre de Jessé de l’église Saint-Nicolas, à Châtillon-sur-Seine (Côte-d’Or) ; dessin de vitrail du XVIe siècle, restauré
Compare S1870-x; S1872-x

S1897- 3653 Projet de vitrail, pour plafond lumineux de théâtre
Eng.:Stained glass project for a theatre for a bright ceiling

S1898- 4420 Le vitrail en l’an 950 ; Restitution du plus ancien vitrail français mentionné dans les chroniques ; sainte Paschasie (Xe siècle) (Ecole bourguignonne) ; dessin d’architecture

S1901- 3904 *Dessin de l’ancienne verrière de sainte Barbe, de la collégiale de Saint-Quentin
Eng.: Drawing of the former glass roof of Saint Barbara, of the collegiate church of Saint-Quentin

S1901- 3905 *Dessin de l’ancienne verrière de sainte Barbe, de la collégiale de Saint-Quentin
x

S1902- 3248 Dessin d’un vitrail ancien représentant l’arbre de Jessé, de l’église de Ploërmel
x

S1903- 3640 Fragment du vitrail de Notre-Dame-de-Lorette, à l’église Saint-Etienne de Beauvais ; aquarelle ; Architecture
x Compare a watercolour from the 1891 auction: A1891-51 — Chevet de Notre-Dame-de-Lorette.

S1903- 3641 Vitraux de la Cathédrale de Quimper, XVe siècle ; dessin ; Architecture

S1904- 3740 Quatre aquarelles : Les anciens ponts de Paris
Eng: 4 watercolours: the old bridges of Paris. Compare watercolours from the 1891 auction: A1891-49 — Le Pont Marie + A1891-57 — Le Pont des Anneaux.

S1904- 3741 Quinze aquarelles : Au Portel
Probably 15 watercolours made in Portel, south of Calais.

 

Note: the Salon database suggests there were works of Ottin exhibited in 1889 + 1891 + 1900 at the Salon and also in 1897 + 1899 + 1902 + 1903 + 1906 + 1907 at the Société National des Beaux-Arts and also at the Salon d’Automne of 1904, but doesn’t mention any work of Léon-Auguste Ottin.

His son Henri-Léon Ottin also exhibited at the Salon:

S1902- 3247 Croquis de voyage ; Architecture

S1904- 3738 Souvenir d’excursion ; Architecture

His daughter Mlle Juliette-Andrée Ottin also exhibited at the Salon:

S1904- 3739 Deux aquarelles : /
1. Entrée de ferme Louis XIII, à La Salle. /
2. Rue, à Saint-Valery-en-Caux

They seamed to live at the same address as their father or was 29, Boulevard Pereire, Paris a shared studio?

 

Works from the 1891 auction: 

Here below you will find a list from the auction held 1891/12/16 in Paris with works from the studio of ‘L. Ottin’. The titles marked with a ‘v’ have some connection with works exhibited at the Salon and the ‘impressionist’ expositions of 1874 + 1876.

Peinture :

A1891-1 — Sur la butte Montmartre (Exposition de 1875) v

A1891-2 — La Cité du Port au charbon v

A1891-3 — Près la porte Bineau.

A1891-4 — La Place Saint-Pierre en 1874.

A1891-5 — Le Plateau de la butte en 1872. v

A1891-6 — Le Pont-Neuf, du quai des Orfèvres v

A1891-7 — La Porte d’Asnières.

A1891-8 — L’Ancien Marché à la triperie, 1856.

A1891-9 — La Baraque bleue, rue Saint-André v

A1891-10 — Coin de la rue des Rosiers.

A1891-11 — Rue Damrémont.

A1891-12 — Neige.

A1891-13 — A Clignancourt.
Note: Léon Ottin made many works in Clignancourt, the 18e arrondissement de Paris.

A1891-14 — La Tour Solférino v

A1891-15 — L’Abreuvoir v

A1891-16 — Petite-Rue Saint-Denis, dans le haut v

A1891-17 — Petite-Rue Saint-Denis, dans le bas v

A1891-18 — Parterre du théâtre Montmartre.

A1891-19 — Sept Vues de Montmartre.

A1891-20 — Le Moulin de la Galette et l’Obélisque de Cassini.

A1891-21 — Près de la rue de la Fontaine-du-But.

A1891-22 à 41 — Toiles sans cadre : Vues de Paris.

 

AQUARELLES SOUS VERRE

A1891-42 — La Berge du quai du Louvre (Exposition de 1887) v

A1891-43 — Vue générale de Paris, du sommet de Montmartre.

A1891-44 — Panorama de Paris, en 1831, près de la tour de Saint-Gervais.
Note: Léon Ottin was born in 1836. Was this a work of his father Auguste? Or is it made after another picture?

A1891-45 — La Cité de la Fenêtre du salon d’Apollon, au Louvre.

A1891-46 — Sur les toits (Exposition de 1880.)
Note: The salon database doesn’t mention that Léon Auguste Ottin exhibited at the Salon of 1880, so it is unclear where he exhibited this work.

A1891-47 — A Montmartre.
Note: Léon Ottin mad many works in Montmartre.

A1891-48 — Huit Croquis de théâtre.
note: probably 8 studies.

A1891-49 — Le Pont Marie v

A1891-50 — Grand terrain, à Montmartre.

A1891-51 — Chevet de Notre-Dame-de-Lorette v

A1891-52 — Passage Saint-Roch.

A1891-53 — La Sainte-Chapelle

A1891-54 — Au Théâtre Montmartre

A1891-55 — Sur la scène de l’ancien Opéra-Comique

A1891-56 — Escalier de l’hôtel Du Barry

A1891-57 — Le Pont des Anneaux v

A1891-58- Escalier de la place du Tertre, de bas en haut

A1891-59 — Escalier de la place du Tertre, de bas en haut

A1891-60 — Rue Saint-Vincent

A1891-61 — Devant, le Sacré-Coeur

A1891-62 à 78 — Dix-sept grandes aquarelles sur Paris, en carton.

A1891-79 à 114 — Soixante-dix-neuf aquarelles sur Paris, en carton

A1891-115 à 129 – Quatre-vingt-huit aquarelles, bords de la mer : Étretat, le Tréport, Yport, Courseulles, et divers. (Ces lots seront divisés.) v

 

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