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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Émile Bernard
CHEMIN DE BRETAGNE AVEC GARDIEN DE VACHE
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
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440

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Émile Bernard
CHEMIN DE BRETAGNE AVEC GARDIEN DE VACHE
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
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Émile Bernard
1868 - 1941
CHEMIN DE BRETAGNE AVEC GARDIEN DE VACHE
Signed E. Bernard and dated 1890 (lower right)
Oil on canvas
40 1/2 by 34 in.
102.8 by 86.3 cm
Painted in 1890. 
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Béatrice Recchi Altabarra has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Provenance

Private Collection, New York
America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Inc., New York (a gift from the above and sold: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, May 16, 1962, lot 93)
Hammer Galleries, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Private Collection, Geneseo, New York
Acquired from the above circa 1980s

Catalogue Note

Dating from the most important period of Bernard's output, the present work has not been seen at auction for over half a century. In 1886, Bernard set off on a voyage à pied along the coast of Brittany. As far back as the 1860s, this remote region of northwestern France had held an almost mystical fascination for avant-garde artists. Its raw and dramatic coastline was a source of endless inspiration for Impressionists like Monet and the distinctively religious and almost medieval culture of its people a draw for Post-Impressionists who sought a reprieve from the French capital. When he arrived in Pont-Aven for the first time in the summer of 1886, he was introduced to Paul Gauguin, a fateful meeting that led to a tumultuous partnership that would impact the trajectory of modern art. Bernard’s affinity with Paul Gauguin in his Breton works and their subsequent falling out was perhaps one of the more public artistic relationships at this time, nonetheless the quality of Bernard's work clearly benefited from his collaboration with the master colorist (see fig. 1). 

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