Victor Jean Nicolle

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Victor Jean Nicolle
The Temple of Vesta, Rome
Watercolor, pen and brown ink, over black chalk, on paper.
8 1/16 x 12 1/4 inches (205 x 309 mm)
Purchased on the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Fund 1978.

Watermark: none visible through lining.
A pendant to this watercolor, "The Temple of Concord, Rome", is now in the collection of the Phillips Family.


Signed at middle left, in pen and brown ink, "V. J. Nicolle"; inscribed by the artist on back of old mount, "Vue du Temple de Vesta, Situé au bord du tibre; prise du Coté de Transtevere [sic]; à Rome".

Jean Baptiste de Meryan, Marquis de Lagoy, Aix-en-Provence (Lugt 1710); Raymond Ferrier (Lugt S. 2207a); his sale, Paris, E. Pape, 24, December 1924 (with its pendant drawing, "Le Temple de la Concorde, Rome"); private collection, southern France; acquired from Galerie Cailleux, Paris.
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Meryan, Jean Baptiste de, Marquis de Lagoy, former owner.
Ferrier, Raymond, former owner.


Ryskamp, Charles, ed. Twentieth Report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1981-1983. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, p. 282-283.
Denison, Cara D. French Drawings, 1550-1825. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1984, no. 88.
Denison, Cara D., Myra Nan Rosenfeld, and Stephanie Wiles. Exploring Rome: Piranesi and His Contemporaries. New York : The Pierpont Morgan Library; Montreal : Centre Canadien d'Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture, 1993-1994, no. 111, repr.
Denison, Cara D., with Stephanie Wiles and Ruth S. Kraemer. Fantasy and Reality : Drawings from the Sunny Crawford von Bülow Collection. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1995, no. 23, repr. in color.

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