Hippolyte Emmanuel Boulenger

The Belgian landscape painter Hippolyte Emmanuel Boulenger (1837–1874) was hailed by the critics of his day "the Belgian Corot." Both Boulenger's parents were French, and the artist lived in the city in the 1850s, where he learnt to draw. After his parents passed away, Boulenger returned to his native Belgium and took up a job as a design atelier in Brussels. The artist would spend his evenings at the

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Hippolyte Boulenger was born to French parents in Tournai in 1837. He spent his youth in Tournai and lived in Paris between 1850 and 1853, where he studied drawing. In 1853, after he became an orphan, he went to Brussels to work at a design atelier. In the evening, he studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts.

The years 1868-1870, art considered Boulenger's best. He had gained a great reputation with both the critics and his contemporaries, it was Boulenger that played an instrumental part in founding the Société Libre des Beaux-Arts, an art circle of young Belgian artists.

After being diagnosed with epilepsy in 1869, Boulenger suffered a battle with the bottle which sadly ended with his premature passing in 1874 in a Brussels hotel.

Today, works by Boulenger can be found in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp as well as at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, which has probably the biggest public collection of the artist's work.

Château de Choisy

Tajan's sale will include these chairs which were probably recovered from the historical Château de Choisy. The castle, located in the southeastern Parisian suburb of Choisy-le-Roi, was purchased by Louis XV in 1739.

A Louis XV-Louis XVI Transitional period pair of large armchairs, attr. to J.-B. III Lelarge (1743-1802), ink marks on the interior's belts: CH N7 and CH N11, very possibly from the royal castle of Choisy A Louis XV-Louis XVI Transitional period pair of large armchairs, attr. to J.-B. III Lelarge (1743-1802), ink marks on the interior's belts: CH N7 and CH N11, very possibly from the royal castle of Choisy

As the château and the petit château were royal residences they were destroyed during the French Revolution. The castles were stripped bare, with all their contents sold off in the Revolutionary sales. The châteaus became dilapidated and were eventually demolished in the 19th century. Today, little remains of the original châteaus.

However, historians do have engravings by Pierre-Jean Mariette, Gabriel Perelle and Pierre Aveline as well as a description in The Grande Mademoiselle's Mémoires to go by.

It is believed the château's decor was simplistic in style, but modest it was not. Legend has it the king shipped gondolas from Venice and commissioned Drouais to paint a portrait of Marie Antoinette as Dauphine, in 1773, which was hung in the castle. After Louis XV's death, Marie Antionette would spend time at Choisy.

A Henry Dasson rosewood and light wood veneer cabinet after a model by A.-C. Boulle, signed and dated 1883. Part of Tajan's sale. A Henry Dasson rosewood and light wood veneer cabinet after a model by A.-C. Boulle, signed and dated 1883. Part of Tajan's sale.

An important gilt-bronze and white onyx clock signed by A. E. Carrier-Belleuse for The Company of Algerian Onyx Marbles, Paris, second half of 19th century. Part of Tajan's upcoming sale. An important gilt-bronze and white onyx clock signed by A. E. Carrier-Belleuse for The Company of Algerian Onyx Marbles, Paris, second half of 19th century. Part of Tajan's upcoming sale.

Check out Tajan's full catalogue at here.

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