Maurice Denis (French, 1870-1943) Conversation sacrée (devant la mer, à contre-jour) (Painted circa 1910)

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Lot 33
Maurice Denis
(French, 1870-1943)
Conversation sacrée (devant la mer, à contre-jour)

Sold for £ 50,000 (US$ 64,668) inc. premium
Maurice Denis (1870-1943)
Conversation sacrée (devant la mer, à contre-jour)
signed with the artist's monogram (lower right)
oil on canvas
92 x 65.5cm (36 1/4 x 25 13/16in).
Painted circa 1909

Footnotes

  • The authenticity of this work has kindly been confirmed by Madame Claire Denis. This work will be included in the forthcoming Maurice Denis catalogue raisonné currently being prepared.

    Provenance
    The artist's studio.
    Madeleine Follain Collection (by descent from the above), France.
    Thence by descent to the present owner.

    The present work was initially thought to have been painted in 1921 after Madeleine Denis (one of the artist's daughters) identified herself as one of the characters next to the taller saint figure. However the work is now acknowledged as having been executed circa 1909.

    In 1908 Maurice Denis acquired a house at the beach at Perros-Guirec in Brittany where he painted several religious scenes before dramatic sunsets which he captured from his balcony overlooking the bay. Conversation sacrée (devant la mer, à contre-jour) is thought to belong to this series of works and is comparable to Christ aux enfants and Magnificat which were both painted in the same year from the same view point.
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