Property of a Private Collector
1864 - 1927
Jeune bretonne à la faucille
Signed P Sérusier- and dated 1889 (lower right)
Oil on canvas
18 1/4 by 15 1/8 in. (46.1 by 38.4 cm)
Framed: 25 by 21 1/2 in. (63.5 by 54.6 cm)
Painted in 1889.
The canvas is unlined. There is some minor craquelure to the field of wheat to the right and left of the female figure. Some minor paint thinning to the lower left corner as well as to the woman's back. Under UV light, there is evidence of possible retouching to the wheat field and within the scythe. The paint surface is clean. The painting is in very good condition.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Marcel Guicheteau, Paul Sérusier, vol. II, Pontoise, 1989, no. 10, illustrated p. 84
André Cariou, Gauguin et l'école de Pont-Aven, Paris, 2015, no. 127, illustrated in color p. 114
Comité Paul Sérusier, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre, http://comite-serusier.com, no. P-1889.3.Fig (accessed September 27, 2020)
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, 2017-20 (on loan)
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum & Saint Louis, Saint Louis Art Museum, Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gogh to Dalí, 2019-20, no. 111