Lot 110
  • 110

Henri le Sidaner

60,000 - 80,000 GBP
143,000 GBP
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  • Henri Le Sidaner
  • La Petite ville au matin, Quimperlé
  • signed Le Sidaner (lower right)
  • oil on panel


A. Miszewski (sale: Sotheby's, London, 3rd May 1967, lot 70)
Leggatt Bros., London (purchased at the above sale)
Private Collection (acquired form the above)
Private Collection (by descent from the above; sale: Christie's, London, 4th February 2003, lot 233)
Richard Green Gallery, London (purchased at the above sale)
Acquired from the above by the present owner


Yann Farinaux-Le Sidaner, Le Sidaner, L'œuvre peint et gravé, Monaco, 1989, no. 1095, illustrated p. 354

Catalogue Note

The present work was originally donated by Henri Le Sidaner to a tombola to raise funds for the establishment of a memorial to his friend, the Belgian painter at the forefront of Luminism Emile Claus. The two met when Claus rented a studio in Paris after 1889 and was introduced to Le Sidaner, prompting a lifelong friendship of mutual artistic admiration. The memorial was executed by the Belgian artist and sculptor Georges Minne and raised at the Villa Zonneschijn, Claus' house in Astene just outside the city of Ghent. At the time, Belgium was at the forefront of artistic exchanges also due to its geographical location, witnessing the preeminence of Symbolist art and Le Sidaner made various visits to Bruges in 1898 and 1899-1900.