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Bourgeois de Mercey, Frédériclocked

French, 19th century, male.

Born 1805, in Paris; died 5 September 1860, in Falaise (Calvados).

Painter, draughtsman. Church interiors, landscapes, urban views, architectural views, harbour scenes.

Bourgeois de Mercey was awarded the second-class medal in 1838 and was decorated in 1843. On Bonnieu's retirement, he became director of the fine art department. He exhibited frequently and over a very long period at the Paris Salon. His best-known works are The Doges' Palace in Venice, Normandy Pasture, View in the Environs of Bolsano, View from the Environs of Trasimeno Lake, Environs of Bastia and his View of Edinburgh. He was also an author.

Auction Records

Paris, 1889: Interior of a Church, FRF 145

Paris, 5 Nov 1993: View of Italy (lead pencil, 7 × 9½ ins/18 × 24 cm) FRF 7,000

Monaco, 14 June 1996: View of the Port of Bastia (1839, oil on canvas, 18¼ × 29¼ ins/46.5 × 74 cm) FRF 58,500

London, 3 April 2001: Figures In Woodland in an Extensive Landscape (1849, oil on canvas, 31 × 40 ins/80 × 102 cm) GBP 3,800

London, 14 April 2003: View of Edinburgh from Carlton Hill (oil on canvas, 33 × 51 ins/84 × 130 cm) GBP 24,000