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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 208

    Emile Bernard (1868-1941)

    Le port à Saint-Briac

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Emile Bernard (1868-1941)
    Le port à Saint-Briac
    signed and dated 'Emile Bernard 1887' (lower right)
    oil on board
    7½ x 11 3/8 in. (19 x 28.9 cm.)
    Painted in 1887


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    In 1886, Bernard traveled to Saint-Briac and Pont-Aven on the Brittany coast. The following year he returned to Saint-Briac and spent two months at Madame Lemasson's inn. The present painting represents the view of the harbor from Bernard's room.

    Provenance

    Ambroise Vollard, Paris.
    Dr. Paressant, Nantes.
    Galerie La Cave (Mme Grandclodon), Paris.
    Schroeder and Leisewitz, Bremen.
    Galerie Hopkins-Thomas, Paris.
    Acquired from the above by the late owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    J.-J. Luthi, Emile Bernard, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, Paris, 1982, p. 10, no. 50 (illustrated, p. 11).


    Exhibited

    Musée d'Angers, Les Nabis, 1962, no. 68.
    Paris, Galerie La Cave, Lumière et Couleur, date unknown.