Demolition of the crypt
* c.1764 in Paris † c.1825 in Paris
Pen and brown ink with brown wash over pencil on paper. Size of sheet: 22.8 x 32 cm.
On early 19th century mount, with the collector’s blind stamp on the mount. Inscribed on the mount “Chipart.del.” lower left. Verso signed by the artist ? and inscribed in Italian in pencil.
PROVENANCE: From the Collection of Benjamin Wolff (1790-1866) (L.420).
Written biographical sources about Chipart are scarce. It is however known that he sporadically worked as a painter of theatrical scenery at the Royal Danish Theatre, Copenhagen between c.1794-1825.