1844 - 1925
LES ABORDS D'UN CHÂTEAU GOTHIQUE
signed L. Lhermitte and inscribed à M.H. Büsser (lower right)
pastel on paper
13½ by 12 in.
34.3 by 30.5 cm
The Comité Lhermitte has confirmed the authenticity of this work, which will be included in the Supplement of the Catalogue Raisonné now in preparation by the Galerie Brame & Lorenceau and Monique Le Pelley-Fonteny.
Pastel on paper that has been adhered to a canvas at the edges. Artist pinholes in all four corners. The work presents well, aside from minor surface dirt and dust. There is slight undulation to the sheet in a few areas.
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Sale: Thierry de Maigret, Paris, June 22, 2016, lot 30, illustrated
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Henri Büsser, to whom the present lot is dedicated, was a composer and conductor in Paris. He met Léon-Augustin Lhermitte in 1909 at a musical matinee that he conducted, which was held at the home of the painter Gaston La Touche.