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Property Formerly in the Collection of Félix Fénéon

Georges Seurat

L'Homme à femmes

Lot Closed

November 19, 05:29 PM GMT


250,000 - 350,000 USD

Lot Details


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.

Please note this lot is subject to a guarantee and an irrevocable bid. Please note there is updated provenance for this work.

(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