Lot 16
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Marie François Firmin-Girard

15,000 - 20,000 USD
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  • Marie François Firmin-Girard
  • La cascade du Crozet
  • signed Firmin-Girard. and dated 1875. (lower left)
  • oil on canvas
  • 9 1/2 by 13 1/2 in.
  • 24.2 by 34.3 cm


Probably M. Tétard (and sold, his sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, December 18, 1876, lot 19)
Private Collection, Canada
Thence by descent to the present owner

Catalogue Note

In the early 1870s, Marie François Firmin-Girard spent time around the Crozet torrent, deep in the forests surrounding the Sichon river near his wife’s hometown of Charlieu in the Loire region. This natural wonder appeared in a number of pictures painted between 1872 and 1875, including Au bord du Sichon (sold in these rooms, May 7, 2015, lot 28).

We would like to thank Patrick Faucheur, great-grandson of Marie François Firmin-Girard, and Victoire Baron for kindly confirming the authenticity of this lot which will be included in their forthcoming Firmin-Girard catalogue raisonné.