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PROPERTY FROM A BELGIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Marie-François Firmin-Girard
FRENCH
LE QUAI DE LA TOURNELLE, PARIS
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A BELGIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Marie-François Firmin-Girard
FRENCH
LE QUAI DE LA TOURNELLE, PARIS
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 52,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Marie-François Firmin-Girard
1838-1921
FRENCH
LE QUAI DE LA TOURNELLE, PARIS
signed FIRMIN-GIRARD lower left
oil on panel
38 by 54cm., 15 by 21¼in.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Patrick Faucheur, great-grandson of the artist, and Victoire Baron who will be including this in the forthcoming Firmin-Girard catalogue raisonné.

Catalogue Note

Painted circa 1900.

A quintessential view of Paris on a summer's evening, the present work presents a wealth of details, from the young child waving to boats on the river, the horse-drawn omnibus crossing the Pont de l'Archevêché, and even an early cyclist just visible to the left. After a time living in Fontainebleau in the company of his fellow artists, Firmin-Girard returned to Paris and took up the Parisian views exemplified by his masterpiece Quai aux fleurs of 1875 (sold Sotheby's New York, 9 May 2014). 

19th Century European Paintings

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