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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTION

Henri Martin
RAMPARTS À COLLIOURE
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
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441

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SWISS COLLECTION

Henri Martin
RAMPARTS À COLLIOURE
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Henri Martin
1860-1943
RAMPARTS À COLLIOURE
signed Henri Martin. (lower left)
oil on canvas
81 by 65cm., 31 7/8 by 25 5/8 in.
Painted circa 1915.
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This work will be included in the forthcoming Henri Martin catalogue raisonné currently being prepared by Madame Marie-Anne Destrebecq-Martin.

Provenance

Chart Gallery, Paris (sale: Sotheby's, London, 4th February 2004, lot 224)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Henri Martin’s Ramparts à Collioure, executed in 1915, displays an idyllic landscape suffused with a warm atmospheric light and sense of serenity. The present work epitomises the tranquility of Martin’s rural idyll and is a joyous expression of light, colour and texture. The castle of Coillioure is carved by the beaming sun into blocks of gold, shadowed in purple-pink, set against the undulating hills in the distance, while the iridescent sea ebbs in the foreground. Enchanted by his surroundings, Martin experimented with the application of paint as much as with colour; the brushstrokes depicting the sea are looser than the ones that comprise the ramparts and hills, conveying its shimmering, shifting surface. With its glorious setting and striking architecture, Coillioure had been attracting artists since the 1880s and drove Martin to buy a house there in 1923. Martin’s views of Collioure are among the most dazzling of his career.

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