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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

Jean Louis Forain
UNE NUIT CHEZ MAXIM'S
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 42,500 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION

Jean Louis Forain
UNE NUIT CHEZ MAXIM'S
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 42,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Jean Louis Forain
1852 - 1931
UNE NUIT CHEZ MAXIM'S
signed Forain and dated 1907 (lower right)
oil on canvas
60 by 73cm., 23 3/4 by 28 3/4 in.
Painted in 1907.
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To be included in the forthcoming Jean-Louis Forain Catalogue raisonné being prepared by Mme Valdes Forain.

Provenance

Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris
Bruno Scaioli, Italy (sale: Sotheby's, New York, 23rd May 1985, lot 91)
Emily Kilgore, U.S.A. (purchased at the above sale; sale: Christie's, New York, 6th May 1998, lot 157)
Private Collection, Geneva (purchased at the above sale; sale: Sotheby's, London, 20th June 2007, lot 306)
Private Collection, United Kingdom (purchased at the above sale)
Thence by descent to the present owners

Exhibited

Paris, Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris & Memphis, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Jean-Louis Forain (1852-1931), La Comédie parisienne, 2011, no. 184, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (titled Après souper)

Catalogue Note

The history of Maxim's de Paris goes all the way back to 1893 when a little bistro was opened by Maxime Gaillard. By 1900, in time for the Universal Exhibition, the bistro had transformed into an Art Nouveau masterpiece and became a fashionable locus point for the Parisian elite. This particular restaurant, depicted in Jean Louis Forain's Une nuit chez Maxim's, maintained its legendary reputation throughout the 20th Century and remains an internationally recognised name today.

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