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Léon de Smet

Fleurs dans une cruche

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

Léon de Smet

Léon de Smet

Fleurs dans une cruche

Fleurs dans une cruche

Property from a Swiss Private Collection

Léon de Smet

1881 - 1966

Fleurs dans une cruche  


signed LÉON DE SMET (lower right)

oil and pencil on canvas 

90.5 by 71.4cm., 35⅝ by 28⅛in.

Framed: 107 by 89cm., 42⅛ by 35in.

Painted circa 1940. 


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Piet Boyens.

The canvas is unlined. Inspection under UV does not reveal any obvious signs of retouching. There is a small abrasion at the upper edge towards the upper right corner. There are a small number of tiny losses to the flowers only visible upon very close inspection. There are a few very fine lines of craquelure in places, only visible upon close inspection. There is some surface dirt and small surface accretions. There is an uneven varnish. The work appears in overall very good condition.


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Private Collection (acquired from the artist. Sold: Christie's, London, 28th November 1989, lot 416)
Probably purchased at the above sale by the present owner