MAURICE DENIS | PORTRAIT DE CORNÉLIE SIOHAN PSICHARI
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
1870 - 1943
PORTRAIT DE CORNÉLIE SIOHAN PSICHARI
signed Maurice Denis, dated 1922 (upper right) and dedicated A CORNÈLIE SIOHAN PSICHARI (upper right)
oil on canvas
61 by 51.3cm., 24 by 20¼in.
Framed: 83.5 by 73cm., 32⅞ by 28¾in.
Painted in 1922.
This work will be included in the forthcoming Maurice Denis catalogue raisonné being prepared by Claire Denis and Fabienne Stahl.
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The canvas is not lined. Inspection under UV light reveals a milky varnish through which the UV light cannot fully penetrate but there is no obvious sign of retouching. There are faint lines of paint shrinkage to the hair of the sitter and some hairline craquelure to the brown background, only visible upon very close inspection. There are a few very minor pigment losses towards the centre of the canvas to the sitter's red top (approx 0.2cm) and one to the upper part of the bow of the violin (approx 0.3cm). There are some inconsistencies to the weave of the canvas which has caused some raised areas in the paint surface. There is minor wear and frame abrasion to the extreme edges of the canvas, not visible when framed. This work is in overall good condition.
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Cornélie Siohan-Psichari, Meudon (a gift from the artist)
Private Collection (by descent from the above. Sold: Aguttes, Neuilly-sur-Seine, 23rd October 2017, lot 31)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
Suzanne Barazzetti-Demoulin, Maurice Denis, Paris, 1945, no. 310, p. 225
Delphine Grivel, Maurice Denis et la musique, Lyon, 2011, illustrated p. 73
Paris, Les Arts Déco, Maurice Denis, 1924, no. 310