Marcel Eugène Louveau-Rouveyre

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Marcel Eugène Louveau-Rouveyre
b. 1881
La Salle des Traineaux
20th century
Watercolor with graphite on paper.
15 1/16 x 21 7/16 inches (383 x 544 mm)
The Joseph F. McCrindle Collection.

Little is known about Marcel Eugène Louveau-Rouveyre, who was active in Paris and studied under Jean Joseph Benjamin Constant (1845-1902), Léon Bonnat (1833-1922), and Jean-Paul Laurens (1838-1921). This drawing, executed predominantly in watercolor, features "la salle des traîneaux" (the sleigh room) in the muśee de Cluny in Paris. The room featured in this drawing was presumably so named because of the large, ornate carriage in the left foreground. While the Napoleonic carriage is not a medieval object for which the museum is known, the room itself appears as a storage space where odds and ends are stacked high to the ceiling.


Inscribed on verso at top right, in black chalk, "La salle de traineaux (Musée du Cluny) / par Louveau Rouveyre Marcel"; inscribed on verso at lower left in pen and brown ink, "No 6017 Blanc".

Shepherd Gallery, Associates, Inc., New York; from whom acquired by Joseph F. McCrindle, New York, 5 May 1981 (McCrindle collection no. A0899).