125
125
Gustave Loiseau
LA RIVIÈRE EN HIVER
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
125
Gustave Loiseau
LA RIVIÈRE EN HIVER
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Modernist Vision: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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New York

Gustave Loiseau
1865 - 1935
LA RIVIÈRE EN HIVER
Signed G. Loiseau and dated 1910 (lower left)
Oil on canvas
21 1/2 by 28 7/8 in.
54.6 by 73.3 cm
Painted in 1910.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by Didier Imbert.

Provenance

Durand-Ruel, Paris (acquired in 1959)
Arthur Tooth & Sons, Ltd., London (acquired by 1971)
Private Collection, New York (and sold: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, November 17, 1983, lot 128)
Acquired at the above sale

Catalogue Note

Painted in 1910, La Riviére en hiver is emblematic of Loiseau’s evocative, trans-seasonal landscapes. The painting’s striking surface is comprised of expressive, crosshatched brushwork and contrasting  colors, exemplifying the artist's instinctive use of Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist techniques which he derived from his close relationship with Claude Monet. In fact, the present work bears resemblance to Monet’s Le Chemin d’Epinay, effet de neige in its composition (Private Collection, New York). Both works depict winding, tree-lined river banks, but while Monet captures the essence of winter with his snowy landscape, Loiseau characteristically explores a more transitional period in his picture. Fallen autumnal foliage and patches of green shrubbery meet barren trees and an icy blue overcast sky as Loiseau depicts fall bleeding into winter.

A Modernist Vision: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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New York