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Maurice Denis

Madone aux hortensias

Property of a Private Collection, United Kingdom

Maurice Denis

Maurice Denis

Madone aux hortensias

Madone aux hortensias

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Property of a Private Collection, United Kingdom

Maurice Denis

1870 - 1943

Madone aux hortensias


signed MAVRICE DENIS and dated 1924 (lower left)

oil on canvas

114 by 127.8cm., 44⅞ by 50¼in.

Framed: 140.2 by 154.5cm., 55⅛ by 60¾in.

Painted in 1924.


To be included in the forthcoming Maurice Denis catalogue raisonné being prepared by Claire Denis and Fabienne Stahl.

The canvas is unlined. Inspection under UV light reveals no obvious signs of retouching but it does reveal an uneven varnish layer with some lines of discoloured varnish that fluoresce. There are a small number very fine lines of craquelure in places only visible upon very close inspection and some paint shrinkage to a leaf in the lower left quadrant. There is some wear and surface dirt to the extreme edges consistent with age and handling and also as a result of an historic framing arrangement. There is some surface dirt and fly spots to the composition. This work is in overall very good original condition and would benefit from a clean.


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Please note that this lot will be sent to our Greenford Park warehouse following the auction.
Roland, Browse & Delbanco Gallery, London
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owners in the 1960s-70s
Jean-Paul Bouillon, Maurice Denis, Skira, 1998, n.n., illustrated in colour p. 165