144 106 Johan Barthold Jongkind (Dutch, 1819-1891) SHIPS IN MOONLIGHT oil on canvas signed lower right 10 by 12in. (25.4 by 30.5cm) Frame Dimensions: 19 by 21in. (48.3 by 53.3cm) Some surface dirt visible. Otherwise very good condition. Jongkind was born in Lattrop in the Overijssel province of the Netherlands. Trained at the art academy in The Hague under Andreas Schelfhout, in 1846 he moved to Montparnasse in Paris, France where he studied under Eugène Isabey and François-Édouard Picot. Two years later, the Paris Salon accepted his work for exhibition, and he received acclaim from Charles Baudelaire and later on from Émile Zola. He was to experience little success, however, and he suffered bouts of depression complicated by alcoholism. Jongkind returned to live in Rotterdam in 1855, and remained there until 1860. Back in Paris, in 1861 he rented a studio on the rue de Chevreuse in Montparnasse where some of his paintings began to show glimpses of the Impressionist style to come. In 1862 in Normandy, in the famous ferme Saint-Siméon in Honfleur, he made the acquaintance of Alfred Sisley, Eugène Boudin, and the young Claude Monet, to all of whom Jongkind served as a mentor. Monet later referred to him as “ ...a quiet man with such a talent that is beyond words”and credited the “definitive education” of his own eye to Jongkind. In 1863 Jongkind exhibited at the first Salon des Refusés. He was invited to participate in the first exhibition of the Impressionist group in 1874, but he declined. In 1878, Jongkind and his companion Joséphine Fesser moved to live in the small town of La Côte-Saint- André in the southeast of France. He died in 1891 in Saint-Égrève. Streets are named after him in some Dutch towns. €8,000-€12,000 (£6,900-£10,340 approx.) Click here for more images and to bid on this lot106