Lot 28
  • 28

Henri Jean Guillaume Martin

30,000 - 40,000 USD
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  • Henri Jean Guillaume Martin
  • Marie-Louise et les enfants
  • Signed Henri Martin (lower left)
  • Oil on canvas


Jacques Martin-Ferrières, Paris (by descent from the artist)
Alexander Kahan Fine Arts, New York
Private collection (acquired from the above)

Catalogue Note

This work is a preparatory study for the monumental mural by Martin, commissioned in 1932 to decorate the Escalier d'honneur of the Mairie of the 5th arrondissement in Paris. The mural is made up of five panels, each depicting children, families and couples around the iconic central fountain of the Jardin de Luxembourg. The group represented in the present work can be seen distinctly in the foreground of the second panel from the right.