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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

Henri Martin
L'HEURE DU THÉ SUR LA TERRASSE DE MARQUAYROL
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LOT SOLD. 312,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

Henri Martin
L'HEURE DU THÉ SUR LA TERRASSE DE MARQUAYROL
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 312,500 USD
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Henri Martin
1860 - 1943
L'HEURE DU THÉ SUR LA TERRASSE DE MARQUAYROL
Signed Henri Martin (lower left)
Oil on canvas
31 1/2 by 60 in.
80 by 129.5 cm
Painted circa 1930.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Cyrille Martin.

Provenance

Eugénie Esbelin, Labastide-du-Vert (a gift from the artist)
Private Collection, France (by descent from the above and sold: Sylvie Dagot, Montluçon, 1991)
Richard Green Fine Paintings, London (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired from the above in 1991

Catalogue Note

L'Heure du thé sur la terrasse de Marquayrol is an enchanting example of Martin's mature oeuvre; its shimmering palette and nuanced rendering of light both serve to further Martin’s expression of beauty in depicting nature and civilization in seamless integration, resulting in a composition that is as unobtrusive as it is harmonious and fluid. As Jacques Martin-Ferrières, the artist's son, observes, "Henri Martin was without contest an Impressionist and one who had the deepest sensitivity, certainly equal to that of Monet, whom he most admired. Their interpretation of nature is certainly, owing to their utmost sensitivity and not through research of a technical process, a poetical evocation hued by a thousand colors which can undoubtedly be called a work of art" (Jacques Martin-Ferrières, Henri Martin, Paris, 1967, p. 35).

The present work was given as a gift to Eugénie Esbelin, one of two housemaids who worked for the artist at his summer home. It remained in her family for more than half a century before it was sold in 1991.

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