Lot 61
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Maurice Denis

40,000 - 60,000 USD
164,500 USD
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  • Maurice Denis
  • Coucher de soleil à Pittsburgh
  • signed Mav.Denis and dated 27 (lower left)
  • oil on board


Galerie E. Druet, Paris (acquired from the artist in 1927)
Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 1939, lot 94
Private Collection, France
Sale: Tajan, Paris, June 20, 2001, lot 35
Acquired at the above sale


New York, Master Paintings and Sculpture, Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd., 16 January - 31 February 2003, no. 29, illustrated in color in the catalogue (where loaned by Giancarlo Baroni).

Catalogue Note

Coucher de soleil à Pittsburgh was executed during Maurice Denis' visit to North America in the early autumn of 1927. Denis has been invited to the United States by the Carnegie Institute in Pittsburgh, where he was to serve on the Jury of Award for the 26th Carnegie International art exhibition.

Denis remained in Pittsburgh for only a few days. He spent a total of three weeks in North America visiting Washington and Boston before travelling north to Canada, where he spent a few days in Quebec, Montreal, and Ottawa. Only a handful of paintings by Denis can be dated to his brief American sojourn, including the present work.