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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Henri Martin
VUE DES TOITS DE LABASTIDE-DU-VERT EN ÉTÉ
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 162,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Henri Martin
VUE DES TOITS DE LABASTIDE-DU-VERT EN ÉTÉ
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 162,500 USD
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Henri Martin
1860 - 1943
VUE DES TOITS DE LABASTIDE-DU-VERT EN ÉTÉ
Signed Henri Martin (lower left)
Oil on canvas
35 1/2 by 32 1/2 in.
90.2 by 82.3 cm
Painted circa 1930. 
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the late Cyrille Martin.

Provenance

Kaplan Gallery, London
Hammer Galleries, New York
Maurice Sternberg Galleries, Chicago
Private Collection, Michigan (acquired from the above and sold by the estate: Christie's, New York, May 5, 2004, lot 276)
Acquired at the above sale

Exhibited

Beverly Hills, Anderson Galleries & New York, Hammer Galleries, Eden Close at Hand: The Paintings of Henri Martin (1860-1943), 2005, no. 27, illustrated in color pp. 94-95

Catalogue Note

In 1900 Henri Martin purchased the home known as Marquayrol overlooking the village of Labastide-du-Vert, not far from his native Toulouse. Martin would produce many of his most memorable paintings in these environs. The ancient arched bridges, charming stone buildings and poplar trees along the banks of the river would become to Henri Martin what Giverny was to Claude Monet: an enthralling source of inspiration, wonder and beauty.

Martin's early works were devoted to poetic and allegorical themes reflecting his training at the École des Beaux-Arts in Toulouse. After winning the Grand Prix, he moved to Paris in 1879 to study at the École des Beaux-Arts under Jean-Paul Laurens. Martin exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français in Paris from 1880, winning a medal at the 1883 Salon.

A visit to Italy in 1885 brought a new lyrical freedom to his work. Upon his return to Paris in 1889, he turned almost exclusively to landscape painting. In the 1890s he was an associate of the Symbolists and exhibited at the acclaimed Salon de la Rose Croix in 1892. Under the influence of Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, Martin adopted the Pointillist technique that characterized his most successful works. He was named Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1896, and in 1900 won the grand prize at the Exposition Universelle. Martin was named Commander of the Legion of Honor in 1914, and became a member of the Institut in 1918.

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