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Armand Guillaumin
FRENCH
THE RIVER, CROZANT
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Armand Guillaumin
FRENCH
THE RIVER, CROZANT

Details & Cataloguing

Age of Elegance: European Paintings, Furniture and Works of Art from the 19th Century

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Armand Guillaumin
1841 - 1927
FRENCH
THE RIVER, CROZANT
signed Guillaumin lower left
oil on canvas
54 by 65cm., 21¼ by 25½in.
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To be included in volume II of the Guillaumin catalogue raisonné being prepared by Dominique Fabiani and Philippe Cazeau.

Provenance

Sale: Loudmer Scp, Paris, 28 November 1994, lot 31
Sale: Sotheby's, London, 9 December 1997, lot 219
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Painted circa 1900.

Armand Guillaumin was a leading French Impressionist painter and lithographer. Born in Paris in a working class family, Guillaumin took evening drawing lessons while working in municipal jobs. He worked as a civil servant for the  French railways before enrolling to study painting at the Académie Suisse in 1861. There, he met Paul Cézanne and Camille Pissarro with whom he maintained lifelong friendships. Cézanne attempted his first etchings based on Guillaumin paintings of barges on the Seine. Guillaumin exhibited at the Salon des Refusés  in 1863, before participating in six of the eight Impressionist exhibitions: 1874, 1877, 1880, 1881, 1882 and 1886.

In 1886 Guillaumin became a friend of Vincent van Gogh whose brother, the art dealer Theo van Gogh, sold a number of his works. He was finally able to quit his government job and concentrate on painting full-time in 1891, when he won 100,000 francs in the state lottery. Noted for their intense colours, Guillamin's paintings are represented in major museums around the world. He is best remembered for his views of Paris, the Creuse département, and the area around Les Adrets-de-l’Estérel in Provence.

Age of Elegance: European Paintings, Furniture and Works of Art from the 19th Century

Hong Kong