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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT

Gustave Loiseau
TOURNEDOS-SUR-SEINE, NEIGE, GIVRE, SOLEIL
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 262,500 USD
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104

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT

Gustave Loiseau
TOURNEDOS-SUR-SEINE, NEIGE, GIVRE, SOLEIL
Estimate
120,000180,000
LOT SOLD. 262,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Gustave Loiseau
1865 - 1935
TOURNEDOS-SUR-SEINE, NEIGE, GIVRE, SOLEIL
Signed G.Loiseau (lower left); titled (on the stretcher)
Oil on canvas
21 1/2 by 28 3/4 in.
54.6 by 73 cm
Painted in the winter of 1899-1900.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné being prepared by Didier Imbert.

Provenance

Durand-Ruel, Paris
Private Collection, Papeete, Tahiti
Sale: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, April 8, 1989, lot 59
Private Collection, France
Schiller & Bodo, New York
Acquired from the above on April 28, 2006

Catalogue Note

Painted precisely at the turn of the twentieth century, Loiseau’s Tournedos-sur-Seine, neige, givre, soleil depicts a farmhouse on the banks of the river Seine. This wonderfully evocative composition is imbued with the charm of a blustery landscape on a brilliant winter day, the rays of the sun shimmering off a fresh blanket of snow. The extraordinarily rich surface, built up with vigorous brushwork and dappled with paint, exemplifies the technical virtuosity Loiseau had achieved by the end of the 1890s. His command of Impressionist technique, combined with traces of Post-Impressionist interest in harmonized color, allowed the artist to capture not only the ephemeral effects of light but also the fleeting feelings of atmosphere (see fig. 1). Despite the season, the present landscape is far from barren, the scene enlivened by thick and staccato impasto in the sky, the house and the lone tree. The immediacy of the work places the viewer at the river's edge in this tiny hamlet in Normandy just as Loiseau would have stood, as a devotee to painting en plein air.

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