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Choosing the Dinner

Alexandre-Louis Leloir (French, Paris 1843–1884 Paris)

Date:
1872
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
12 1/4 x 18 3/8 in. (31.1 x 46.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887
Accession Number:
87.15.90
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): Louis Leloir 72.

  • Provenance

    Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, New York (1872–d. 1887; bought from the artist)

  • Exhibition History

    Cincinnati. Taft Museum. "Cavaliers and Cardinals: Nineteenth-Century French Anecdotal Paintings," June 25–August 16, 1992, no. 14 (as "Choosing the Dinner" or "The Cook's Bargain").

    Washington. Corcoran Gallery of Art. "Cavaliers and Cardinals: Nineteenth-Century French Anecdotal Paintings," September 19–November 15, 1992, no. 14 (as "Choosing the Dinner" or "The Cook's Bargain").

    Elmira, N.Y. Arnot Art Museum. "Cavaliers and Cardinals: Nineteenth-Century French Anecdotal Paintings," November 21, 1992–January 17, 1993, no. 14 (as "Choosing the Dinner" or "The Cook's Bargain").

    New York. Dahesh Museum. "The Dahesh Salon: Art, Patronage and Presentation in America," September 16–November 29, 1997, not in catalogue.

  • References

    The Art Treasures of America. reprint, 1977. New York, 1879, vol. 1, p. 134, as "The Cook's Bargain".

    Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings. New York, 1892, vol. 3, p. 57, as "Cook's Bargain" in the collection of C. L. Wolfe.

    "The Metropolitan Museum of Art—The French Painters." New York Times (May 22, 1895), p. 4.

    Charles Sterling and Margaretta M. Salinger. "XIX Century." French Paintings: A Catalogue of the Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2, New York, 1966, p. 199, ill., note that Wolfe bought this picture from the artist the year it was painted.

    Eric M. Zafran. Cavaliers and Cardinals: Nineteenth-Century French Anecdotal Paintings. Exh. cat., Taft Museum. Cincinnati, 1992, pp. 25, 58–59, no. 14, ill.



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