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Inscribed on the reverses of the views:

“vue du château de choisy-le-roi au temps de louis XV côté de la rivière”

“vue du château de choisy-le-roi au temps de louis XV côté de la cour”


Height of each: 13 cm. (5 in.)

Width of each: 15 cm. (6 in.)


Views such as these are often the only evidence of certain châteaux which have been destroyed over the years,

notably that of choisy le roy.


Comparative Literature:

Anita Semail, ‘les « compignés » et leurs créateurs’, Plaisir de France, no. 427 (March 1975), pp. 25-31.

Compigné, peintre et tabletier du Roy, exh. cat. grasse, Villa Musée Fragonard, June-July 1991

Two pairs of almost identical views of choisy of smaller dimensions by compigné were sold Sotheby’s Monaco,

18 June 1994, lot 137, and christie’s Monaco,

A pair of Louis XVI views of the chateau de Choisy by Thomas COMPIGNE – CIRCA 1775 Gouache, gilt and silvered embossed pewter foil on a cardboard support

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