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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Henri Lebasque
JEUNES FILLES LISANT DANS LE PARC
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 508,800 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Henri Lebasque
JEUNES FILLES LISANT DANS LE PARC
Estimate
180,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 508,800 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Henri Lebasque
1865-1937
JEUNES FILLES LISANT DANS LE PARC
Signed H. Lebasque (lower right)
Oil on canvas
19 7/8 by 24 in.
50.5 by 61 cm
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Provenance

Private Collection (acquired in Nantes circa 1929)
Private Collection, Europe

Catalogue Note

In the present work Lebasque has eloquently captured a tranquil summer afternoon in gardens, enjoyed most likely by his daughters.  The palette and subject are quintessentially Lebasque, strong color and light with cool shade capturing this peaceful, tranquil moment.
According to Lisa Banner, "He was hailed as the painter of ‘joy and light’ by art critics and curators of the Louvre in his later life.  But Lebasque's Primary concerns were with simple expression of sensuous surface... He achieved an intimate manner of painting those scenes and the people most dear to him, which was replete with his personal delight in form and color, heightened by his contact with fellow painters Matisse and Bonnard, but characteristically his own” (l. Banner, Lebasque, 1865-1973, San Francisco, 1985, p.20)

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