L'Homme à femmes
Property Formerly in the Collection of Félix Fénéon
Georges SeuratL'Homme à femmes
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L'Homme à femmes
L'Homme à femmes
L'Homme à femmes
L'Homme à femmes
L'Homme à femmes
L'Homme à femmes

Georges Seurat

L'Homme à femmes

Estimate: 250,000 - 350,000 USD
Property Formerly in the Collection of Félix Fénéon

Georges Seurat

L'Homme à femmes

Estimate: 250,000 - 350,000 USD
Lot sold:322,800USD
(1 bid, reserve met)


Property Formerly in the Collection of Félix Fénéon

Georges Seurat

1859 - 1891

L'Homme à femmes

Signed Seurat. (toward lower left)

Pen and ink on paper mounted on card

10 1/8 by 6 1/2 in. (25.6 by 16.5 cm)

Framed: 17 3/4 by 14 3/8 in. (45.1 by 36.4 cm)

Executed in 1890.

Condition report

Executed on buff-colored tracing paper mounted to a piece of card. The upper edge of the sheet is unevenly cut. A 1/2 inch loss to the sheet in the center left edge. Minor losses in the lower left and right corners. A repaired loss to the center of the right edge. A 1 inch long repaired tear extending from the lower right edge. The medium is strong and well preserved. This work is in good condition.

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(possibly) Estate of the artist

Victor Joze, Paris (acquired circa 1891)

Félix Fénéon, Paris (acquired in 1926)

Baron Robert von Hirsch, Basel (acquired in 1958 and sold: Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co., London, June 27, 1978, lot 848)

Private Collection, Geneva

Galerie Jacques Benador, Geneva

Galerie Tarica, Paris 

Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé, Paris (acquired from the above in September 1985 and sold by the estate: Christie's, Paris, February 23, 2009, lot 6)

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner


Victor Joze, L'Homme à femmes, Paris, 1890, illustrated on the front cover
Georges Lecomte, "La Ménagerie Sociale de M Victor Joze: Une couverture de M Seurat," in Art et critique, February 1890, mentioned p. 87
Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, ed., “Précisions concernant Seurat,” in Le Bulletin de la vie artistique, Paris, August 15, 1924, illustrated p. 360 
Gustave Coquiot, Seurat, Paris, 1924, mentioned p. 111
Gustave Kahn, Les Dessins de Georges Seurat, Paris, 1928, illustrated pl. 81
Robert Rey, La Peinture française à la fin du XIXe siècle: La Renaissance du sentiment classique: Degas—Renoir—Gauguin—Cézanne—Seurat, Paris, 1931, mentioned pp. 140-41
Robert L. Herbert, "Seurat and Jules Chéret," in The Art Bulletin, vol. 40, no. 2, June 1958, no. 6, illustrated p. 158
Henri Dorra & John Rewald, Seurat, Paris, 1959, no. 196a, illustrated p. 250
César M. de Hauke, Seurat et son oeuvre, vol. II, Paris, 1961, no. 695, illustrated p. 287
Robert L. Herbert, Seurat's Drawings, New York, 1962, no. 133, illustrated p. 154
Gustave Kahn, The Drawings of Georges Seurat, New York, 1971, no. 101, illustrated p. xvii
Georges Seurat: The Drawings (exhibition catalogue), The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2007, no. 11, illustrated, p. 179
Michelle Foa, Georges Seurat: The Art of Vision, New York & London, 2015, no. 92, illustrated p. 146


Paris, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Les Dessins de Georges Seurat, 1926, no. 97, illustrated in the catalogue
Paris, Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Seurat, 1936, no. 127
Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais & New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Seurat, 1991-92, no. 213, illustrated in the catalogue