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Émile Bernard

Jeune femme lisant en kimono

Estimate:

250,000

to
- 350,000 USD

Property of an Important European Collector

Émile Bernard

Émile Bernard

Jeune femme lisant en kimono

Jeune femme lisant en kimono

Estimate:

250,000

to
- 350,000 USD

Starting bid:

250,000

USD

(0 bids, reserve not met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

7 days, 2 hours

7 days, 2 hours

May 14, 02:29 PM (GMT)

May 14, 02:29 PM (GMT)

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Property of an Important European Collector

Émile Bernard

1868 - 1941

Jeune femme lisant en kimono


Oil on paper laid down on canvas

15 ⅜ by 19 ⅜ in. (39.1 by 49.1 cm)

Framed: 25 by 28 ¾ in. (63.4 by 73 cm)

Painted in 1887.


Béatrice Recchi Altabarra has kindly confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Executed on paper that has been laid down on canvas. The edge are taped. There are some areas of craquelure and a few associated nailhead-sized losses in the figure's face and in the green pigments of the upper register. There are two repaired tears extending inwards from the right edge, one measuring approximately 5 inches and the other approximately 4 inches. Scattered flattened creases. A repaired tear along the center of the left edge. Under UV light, some inpainting to the previously mentioned repaired tears and some possible strokes of inpainting to address previous losses, but a milky varnish obscures further reading. The work presents well in its frame This work is in overall good condition.


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Estate of the artist
M. Helwasser, Paris
Ronan Taburet, Brest
Sold: Thierry-Lannon et Associés, Brest, May 6, 2017, lot 173
Acquired at the above sale
Jean-Jacques Luthi, Émile Bernard, Catalogue raisonné de l’oeuvre peint, Paris, 1982, no. 79, illustrated p. 17 (titled Femme à la lecture et au bouquet de fleurs (Femme lisant auprès d’un bouquet de fleurs; Femme lisant et vase de fleurs) and illustrated with the studio stamp)
Jean-Marie Rouart, Estelle Guille des Buttes & Adrien Goetz, L'École de Pont-Aven, Berceau de la modernité, 2018, Milan, illustrated in color p. 27
Nuremberg, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Künstlerkolonien in Europa: im Zeichen der Ebene und des Himmels, 2001-02, n.n.
Brookhaven, Georgia, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Masterpieces from European Artist Colonies, 2005
Pont-Aven, Musée de Pont-Aven, The Pont-Aven School: Cradle of The Modern Sensibility, 2018-19, n.n., illustrated in color in the catalogue