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WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOE R. & TERESA L. LONG

Henri Martin
CINQ PÉCHEURS ET LEUR BARQUE ÉCHOUÉE SUR LA GRÈVE À COLLIOURE
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WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOE R. & TERESA L. LONG

Henri Martin
CINQ PÉCHEURS ET LEUR BARQUE ÉCHOUÉE SUR LA GRÈVE À COLLIOURE
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Henri Martin
1860 - 1943
CINQ PÉCHEURS ET LEUR BARQUE ÉCHOUÉE SUR LA GRÈVE À COLLIOURE
Signed Henri Martin (lower right)
Oil on canvas
33 by 42 in.
83.8 by 106.7 cm
Painted circa 1930. 
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the late Cyrille Martin.

Provenance

David Findlay Galleries, Inc., New York (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, November 12, 1987, lot 354)
Private Collection, New York (acquired at the above sale and sold: Christie's, New York, November 9, 1999, lot 279)
Private Collection, Switzerland
Galerie Fabien Boulakia, Paris
Acquired from the above on February 20, 2002

Catalogue Note

By the early twentieth century, Collioure had become the chosen resort town of the Fauves and Neo-Impressionists. Artists such as Henri Martin, Henri Matisse, André Derain and Paul Signac were drawn to the quiet charm of the port town, with many of these painters gathering around the curved harbor to depict merchant life as it unfolded in front of them. By 1923, Martin had settled in the charming Collioure, building a house with a studio overlooking the port. Collioure gave Martin a renewed sense of creativity and passion, and it was here that he was able to create some of his most richly saturated paintings.

Cinq pécheurs et leur barque échouée sur la grève à Collioure is an excellent example of the artist’s oeuvre, demonstrating Martin’s quick application of vibrant paint with the small, distinct brushstrokes of his pointillist technique. Jacques Martin-Ferrières once said that his father was, “…a lover of reality, he does not want it to impose upon him its feelings but to help him to transfigure his dream of beauty with a more accurate, a more lively eloquence. He borrowed the Impressionists' technique to reveal a quiet subjective art. Impressionism gave Henri Martin his expression, but it does not impose upon him its inspiration” (Jacques Martin-Ferrières, Henri Martin, Paris, 1967, pp. 33-34).

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