Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844-1925) La halle aux poissons à Saint-Malo (Executed circa 1877-1878)
Lot 13
Léon Augustin Lhermitte
(French, 1844-1925)
La halle aux poissons a Saint-Malo
Sold for £ 11,250 (US$ 14,948) inc. premium

Lot Details
Léon Augustin Lhermitte (French, 1844-1925)
La halle aux poissons a Saint-Malo
signed 'L. Lhermitte' (lower left)
charcoal
92 x 111.5cm (36 1/4 x 43 7/8in).
Executed circa 1877-1878

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 8 November 1972 (sold for 1560 F).
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 15 November 1973 (sold for 1485 F).
    Private collection, Italy.

    Exhibited
    Paris, Salon, 1878, no. 3366.
    London, Dudley Gallery, Black and White Exhibition, 1879, no. 96.

    Literature
    Monique Le Pelley Fonteny, Léon Augustin Lhermitte catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1991, no. 683 (illustrated as a print p. 443).

    There is a preparatory drawing recorded (private collection) of the two figures unloading the fish. The young boy holding the basket on the left demonstrates the influence of Jean-François Millet on Lhermitte. The pose of the figure is reminiscent of Millet's Un Vanneur.
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