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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, CALIFORNIA

César Pattein
LES BLÉS
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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519

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR, CALIFORNIA

César Pattein
LES BLÉS
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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César Pattein
1850-1931
LES BLÉS
signed CÉSAR PATTEIN. and dated 1891 (lower center)
oil on canvas
44 7/8 by 78 1/8 in.
114 by 198.5 cm
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Provenance

Private Collection, Paris (and sold, Sotheby's, New York, May 9, 2014, lot 61, illustrated)
Acquired at the above sale

Exhibited

Probably, Paris, Salon des Artistes Français, 1891, no. 1278

Catalogue Note

Born in Steenvoorde, in northern France, Pattein was raised among farmers and maintained a close connection to the rural region throughout his life. He seldom traveled much further than Lille, with the occasional journey to Paris when exhibiting at the Salon. While he experimented in his early career with portraiture and historical and religious subjects, Pattein was apt to represent agrarian traditions and rustic rituals, particularly those involving the harvest or other celebrations of agrarian abundance; this eventually led him to the atelier of Jules Breton in the mid-1880s.

19th Century European Art

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New York