Charles-Joseph FLIPART

Joseph Flipart for sale S-Bohm


Charles-Joseph FLIPART

1721 Paris - 1797 Madrid

“A Courtly Hunting Party

c. 1747/49

Oil on panel, 59 x 90 cm

Monogrammed lower right to the hunting bag


Provenance :

Budge collection, Hamburg
1937 Paul Graupe, Berlin
1989 Christie's, London 
1990 with Kunsthandel Albrecht Neuhaus, Würzburg 
Private german collection


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Charles-Joseph FLIPART acquired his artistic training with his father, the painter and engraver Jean-Charles Flipart. He met Jacopo Amigoni in Paris, and, with his encouragement, moved in 1739 at the age of 18 to Venice.


Flipart was apprentice to Giambattista Tiepolo and made engravings of many of Pietro Longhi's paintings in the studio of the print seller Joseph Wagner. Flipart entered the workshop of Jacopo Amigoni and came with him to Madrid in 1747. In 1750 Flipart was appointed court painter of Fernando VI. 

Despite his twelve years in Italy, however, Flipart’s style continued to reflect his French roots; the clarity and luminosity of his colors remaining close to Watteau and his followers. 

The artist’s monogram ‘JF’ (interlaced) is visible on the hunting bag of the kneeling person in a green coat at the lower right. 

The depiction of women hunting is most rare for the period itself.

Since Flipart is thought to have moved to Madrid with Amigoni in 1747, the painting was produced between 1747 and 1749.  


A label of the Kaiser Friedrich Museumsverein Berlin from 1906 proves the painting's whereabouts in Germany in the early 20th century. It was then attributed to the French artist Carle van Loo, but this erroneous attribution was abandoned in 1989 at the latest, when the work was sold at auction in London as “attributed to Amigoni”. The attribution to Joseph Flipart was first suggested by Alastair Laing, when the picture was exhibited 1990 at TEFAF Maastricht with Albrecht Neuhaus. 


In July 2014, the owner of this work was able to reach a just and fair solution together with the estate of Emma Budge according to the Washington Principles, thus satisfying all claims on the part of the Budge estate.