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Henri Martin

L'Ermitage à l'entrée du port de Collioure

Property of a Private Belgian Collector

Henri Martin

Henri Martin

L'Ermitage à l'entrée du port de Collioure

L'Ermitage à l'entrée du port de Collioure

Property of a Private Belgian Collector

Henri Martin

1860 - 1943

L'Ermitage à l'entrée du port de Collioure


bears the partially concealed signature Henri Martin (lower right)

oil on burlap

73 by 105.2cm., 28¾ by 41⅜in.

Framed: 102 by 134cm., 40⅛ by 52¾in.


Painted circa 1940.


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the late Cyrille Martin.

The canvas is not lined. Inspection under UV light reveals a discoloured varnish and some small spots of retouching, including retouching to the lower right corner covering an historic signature and a spot of retouching below this partially concealed signature. There are a few pinsized holes to the extreme lower edge of the canvas and some frame abrasion to all four edges with minor associated paint losses. There are some fine lines of craquelure in places. There is some light surface dirt and small surface accretions in places. The colours have retained their vibrancy and there is a wonderful thick impasto. This work is in overall very good condition.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Sale: Pillon, Versailles, 23rd October 2005, lot 89
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner