Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844-1925) Femme assise

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Lot 82
Léon Augustin Lhermitte
(French, 1844-1925)
Femme assise

Sold for £ 6,600 (US$ 9,321) inc. premium
Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844-1925)
Femme assise
signed 'L. Lhermitte' (lower left)
coloured pastels
35.5 x 29cm (14 x 11 7/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The collection of the artist;
    Private collection, Paris since 1982.

    Exibited:
    Paris, Exposition Universelle Gand 1913 no. 170;
    Paris, Salon de la Sociéte nationale des beaux-arts, 1924, no. 651.

    Literature:
    Salon de la Societe nationale des beaux-arts à Paris, Gazette des beaux-arts, 'Les Salons', June 1924, p.324;
    Monique Le Pelley Fonteny, Léon Lhermitte Catalogue Raisonné (Paris, 1991) no. 272., p. 207.

    The work bears a label (verso) which reads 'Leon Lhermitte/ moissonneuse au repos/ étude - pastel'. As a contrast to images of harvesters at work in the fields, Lhermitte also painted a number of images depicting harvesters resting. The work also bears a label from the Exposition Universelle Gand 1913 which reads 'Exposition d GAND 170, Chenue, Emballeur de Tableaux & Objects d'Art 5 Rue de la Terrasse, PARIS, Nom L Lhermitte/Moissonneuse au repos.
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