MAXIMILIEN LUCE | LA RUE DENFERT, LES TOITS SOUS LA NEIGE
8,000 - 12,000 USD
Property from a Distinguished Collection, New York
(1858 - 1941)
LA RUE DENFERT, LES TOITS SOUS LA NEIGE
Signed Luce (lower right); signed Luce (on the reverse)
Oil on board
11½ by 15⅞ in. (29.2 by 40.3 cm)
Framed: 17¾ by 22 in. (45 by 56 cm)
Painted in 1887.
The board is sound. All four corners of the board show signs of wear, with some minor associated pigment losses. There is some minor frame abrasion in other areas along the perimeter. The surface is richly textured and the impasto is well-preserved. The reverse of the board is covered with areas of varied pigments and it is possible the artist used this side of the support to mix pigments. Under UV inspection, there are scattered small strokes of retouching in the light-colored pigments of the sky. The work is in 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 provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour 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 because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
Galerie Berri-St. Honoré, Paris
Sale: Palais Galliera, Paris, November 27, 1968, lot 98
Galerie Walter Klinkhoff, Montreal
Sale: Christie's, Amsterdam, May 19, 1992, lot 185
Private Collection, Europe (and sold: Sotheby's, London, July 1, 1998, lot 223)
Private Collection, Europe (acquired at the above sale)
Acquired circa 2000
Denise Bazetoux, Maximilien Luce: Catalogue de l'oeuvre peint, vol. II, Paris, 1986, no. 195, illustrated p. 56