Two monumental paintings by GABRIEL LOPPÉ at auction.
Two monumental paintings by Gabriel Loppé (1825-1913) are to be sold at auction on Wednesday 23rd March 2022
at 6pm CET / 5pm GMT, by ARTCURIAL in Paris.
The Matterhorn and the Mer de Glace are the most important paintings by Gabriel Loppé ever to come to auction.
Please follow these links to view the paintings on Artcurial.com: Matterhorn / Mer de Glace
Although these gigantic canvases were both transported from Chamonix to London in 1874 and put on display in the Conduit Street Gallery, they were considered lost until only eight years ago. In 2014 they were rediscovered in a house in the French Alps, still rolled up in their cylindrical wooden shipping boxes. Having never been disturbed since the London exhibition, the pictures are in an excellent state of preservation which makes this opportunity ever rarer and unique.
William Mitchell has acted on behalf of Artcurial as an independent expert in cataloguing both pictures for the auction. On Tuesday 22nd March at 7pm CET William will give a lecture and book signing at Artcurial in Paris on the life of Gabriel Loppé. Places are limited. If you wish to attend please contact: Flora Burquier-Chamot +33142992007 / firstname.lastname@example.org.