MAXIMILIEN LUCE | LA CATHÉDRALE DE GISORS VUE DU FOSSÉ AUX TANNEURS
Journey through France: A Private Collection of Post-Impressionist Paintings
(1858 - 1941)
LA CATHÉDRALE DE GISORS VUE DU FOSSÉ AUX TANNEURS
Signed Luce and dated 97 (lower right)
Oil on canvas
23 by 16⅛ in. (58.4 by 41 cm)
Framed: 29¾ by 23¼ in. (75.6 by 59.1 cm)
Painted in 1897.
The canvas is unlined. There is an undulation to the canvas, most notably in the lower right quadrant. All four edges of the canvas have been taped. The colors are bright and well preserved. Minor frame abrasion to the top, left and bottom edges. A few minor scattered stains. Under UV light: Pindot strokes of inpainting to the top and bottom edges. Minor strokes to the top half of the extreme right edge, likely to address frame abrasion. Two pindot strokes below the center window. This work is in good condition.
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Private Collection, France
Private Collection, Switzerland (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 6, 2004, lot 248)
Private Collection, New York (acquired at the above sale)
Sale: Christie's, New York, November 4, 2009, lot 240
Acquired at the above sale
Denise Bazetoux, Maximilien Luce, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, vol. III, Paris, 2005, no. 320, illustrated p. 107