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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Maurice Denis
JARDIN DU COUVENT
ACCÉDER AU LOT
370

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION

Maurice Denis
JARDIN DU COUVENT
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Maurice Denis
1870 - 1943
JARDIN DU COUVENT
signed with the artist's monogram and dated 92 (lower left)
oil on board
50 by 31cm., 19 5/8 by 12 1/4 in.
Painted in 1892.
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This works will be included in the forthcoming Maurice Denis Catalogue raisonné being prepared by Claire Denis and Fabienne Stahl.

Provenance

Estate of the Artist
Dominique Denis, Paris (the artist's son, by descent from the above)
Claire Denis, Paris (the artist's granddaughter, by descent from the above by 1984)
Galerie Berès, Paris (acquired by 2001)
Private Collection (acquired from the above; sale: Christie's, New York, 13th November 2015, lot 1290)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Exposition

(Possibly) Paris, Le Barc de Boutteville, Peintres impressionnistes et symbolistes, 9e Exposition, 1895, no. 39 (titled Jardin du couvent sous la neige)
Rome, Académie de France, Villa Medici, Debussy e il simbolismo, 1984, no. 58
Marcq-en-Baroeul, Fondation Septentrion, Autour de Gauguin à Pont Aven, 1985, no. 22, illustrated in the catalogue
Ghent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten; Museum van Deinze en de Leiestreek & Deurle, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Une rare pléntitude, les artistes de Laethem-Saint-Martin 1900-1930, 2001, no. 73, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (titled Le Jardin du couvent sous la neige)

Bibliographie

Michael Komanecky & Virginia Fabbri Butera, The Folding Image, Screens by Western Artists of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (exhibition catalogue), National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., 1984, illustrated p. 150

Description

‘Gauguin had said that ‘working from vision, we search for the mysterious centre of thought’. Art, wrote Denis, is ‘a creation of our spirit which nature provokes’.

(Michael Ridgwell Austin, Explorations in Art, Theology and Imagination, London, 2016 p.111)

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