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    Sale 7737

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale (immediately following Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper)

    24 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 221

    Henri 'Le Douanier' Rousseau (1844-1910)

    Vue d'Alfortville

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Henri 'Le Douanier' Rousseau (1844-1910)
    Vue d'Alfortville
    signed 'Henri Rousseau' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    15 7/8 x 20½ in. (40.3 x 52 cm.)
    Painted in 1906


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    Provenance

    M. Brummer, by 1907.
    Flachfeld, by whom probably acquired from the above.
    Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 31 March 1927, lot 55.
    Georges Bernheim, Paris, by whom acquired at the above sale.
    Gaston Schulmann, Neuilly-sur-Seine.
    Acquired by the uncle of the present owner circa 1930s, and thence by descent.


    Literature

    Le Figaro Artistique, Paris, 28 April 1927 (illustrated).
    A. Basler, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1927, no. 28 (illustrated).
    C. Zervos, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1927, no. 56.
    R. Grey, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1943, no. 69.
    W. Uhde, Rousseau (Le Douanier), Lausanne, 1948, no. 14.
    L. Duca, Henri Rousseau dit le Douanier, Paris, 1951, p. 8.
    D. Vallier, Henri Rousseau, Paris, 1961, note 79.
    J. Bouret, Henri Rousseau, Neuchâtel, 1961, no. 172 (illustrated).
    D. Vallier, L'Opera completa di Rousseau il Doganiere, Milan, 1969, p. 104, no. 186 (illustrated).
    H. Certigny, Le Douanier Rousseau en son temps: biographie et catalogue raisonné, vol. II, Tokyo, 1984, no. 245 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Paris, 23ème Salon de la Société des Artistes Indépendants, 1907, no. 4289.
    Basel, Kunsthaus, Henri Rousseau, 1933, no. 40.
    Paris, Salle Royale, Les Maîtres populaires de la réalité, 1937, no. 11 (illustrated).
    Tokyo, Henri Rousseau et le monde des naïfs, 1966, no. 28 (illustrated).