ALFRED STEVENS | MONTE CARLO
Property from a Private Manhattan Collection
1823 - 1906
signed AS and inscribed Monte Carlo (lower left)
oil on canvas
9½ by 12 in.
24.1 by 30.5 cm
We would like to thank the Comité Alfred Stevens for kindly confirming the authenticity of this work, which will be included in their catalogue raisonné now in preparation.
Original unlined condition.The work presents well aside from surface dirt and dust; a few isolated pin dot accretions; faint craquelure and extremely minor frame abrasion with some associated discoloration along upper left edge. Under UV: varnish fluoresces green unevenly. No apparent issues. Ready to hang in its current state.
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Anthony Roux, Paris (acquired directly from the artist in 1893, and sold, his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 19-20, 1914, lot 47, as Cap Martin, près Monte-Carlo)
Hector Brame (and sold, his sale, May 22, 1914)
Alfred Beurdeley, Paris (and sold, his sale, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, May 6-7, 1920, lot 118, as Le Cap Martin, près Monte-Carlo)
Baron Jean de Bethmann
Private Collection, United States (probably acquired in France in the early 20th century)
Thence by descent
Alfred Stevens journeyed to Monte Carlo in January 1893 for the opening of the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Monaco, and in a series of intimate compositions such as the present work he recorded with impressionistic subtlety the shifting colors of the Mediterranean.