MAXIMILIEN LUCE | PAYSAGE À KERMOUSTER
Journey through France: A Private Collection of Post-Impressionist Paintings
(1858 - 1941)
PAYSAGE À KERMOUSTER
Signed Luce and dated 1939 (lower left); signed Luce and dated 1939 (on the reverse)
Oil on paper mounted on canvas
19⅜ by 29½ in. (49.2 by 74.9 cm)
Framed: 27 by 37¼ in. (68.6 by 94.6 cm)
Painted in 1939.
The canvas has been strip lined. A repaired tear measuring approximately two inches in length to the left half of the top edge. A second repaired tear approximately 3/4 inch in length to the top edge, near the upper right corner. Under UV light: pindot strokes of inpainting to address the two aforementioned repaired tears. Three additional minor strokes to the top edge and one to the upper left corner. A semi-circular area of inpainting with a diameter of approximately one inch to the center of the left edge, possibly to address an abrasion to the sheet. This work is in good condition.
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Estate of the artist
Frédéric Luce, France (the artist's son; by descent from the above)
Private Collection (and sold: Christie's, New York, November 4, 2009, lot 246)
Acquired at the above sale
Denise Bazetoux, Maximilien Luce, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, vol. III, Paris, 2005, no. 972, illustrated p. 214
New York, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., Maximilien Luce, The Evolution of a Post-Impressionist, 1997, no. 93, illustrated in the catalogue