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Émile Bernard
FEMME ASSISE SUR UN CANAPÉ ROSE
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 372,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
25
Émile Bernard
FEMME ASSISE SUR UN CANAPÉ ROSE
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 372,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale

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Émile Bernard
1868 - 1941
FEMME ASSISE SUR UN CANAPÉ ROSE

Lucrezia Argyropoulos Recchi has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Provenance

Gabriel-Albert Aurier, Paris (acquired before 1892)

Private Collection, France (by descent from the above)

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Mannheim, Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim & Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, Émile Bernard, 1868-1941, A Pioneer of Modern Art, 1990, no. 40

Literature

Jean-Jacques Luthi & Armand Israël, Emile Bernard—sa vie, son oeuvre, catalogue raisonné, Paris, 2014, no. 82, illustrated in color p. 149

Catalogue Note

Painted circa 1887, Femme assise sur un canapé rose is a striking composition from the artist's early oeuvre. Bernard's most notable compositions date from his early career when he was friends with the leading members of the late nineteenth-century art world including Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin and Eugène Boch. The present work was painted when he was living in the Pont-Aven, just a year after he first met Gauguin.

The present work is distinguished by important early provenance. The first owner of Femme assise sur un canapé rose was Gabriel-Albert Aurier (1865-1892), the French poet, art critic and artist. An artist in his own right, Aurier was also a close friend and supporter of artists including Vincent van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, Pierre Bonnard and Émile Bernard. Due to his close friendship with these artists, Aurier amassed a considerable collection of paintings most notable those by van Gogh which were acquired upon his death by Helene Kröller-Müller and later donated as the founding collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo. While most of Aurier’s collection of works by van Gogh now reside in the Kröller-Müller Museum in The Netherlands, many works by other artists, including Femme assise sur un canapé rose remained with his estate for nearly 125 years.

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